The Voice

extreme exec trust liveHave you heard the voice? No, not the recent Tessane Chin finale on NBC.

THE voice. Sometimes a whisper. Sometimes a scream. The one that guides us when we allow it volume.
The inner voice is a compass. It tells us when enough is enough. It’s there to say “Be Careful” and when to say “Trust”

The inner voice is a calling. A passion boiling beneath the surface. A volcanic eruption when the lack of listening gets too much.

Turn down the TV. Turn off negativity around you. Shut down incessant grumbles of others keeping you down because they are afraid. But never never turn down THE voice.

Take every opportunity to listen to the wisdom within your heart. Quiet external voices until you hear the whisper. Call it in. Cajole. Do what you can to cultivate it regularly.
Because this voice is your gift. Listen. Follow. Nurture. Develop. Turn up the volume on your gift. Because then and only then can you breathe with true authenticity. Only then can you share your gifts freely and openly with others. Only then can you say…

I lived.

Action Step: Go to youtube and listen to One Republic I lived. Or throw on Itunes. Or the radio. Put on something that makes you dance and sing. Something that moves you. Then turn it off and sit quietly in the silence that follows….and listen. See if the vibration of movement wakes up the voice and encourages it to come and sing for you.

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About FindYourFire

Writer, speaker, and life coach Heather O'Neill is president of Progressive Image and creator of the Fire in Five program...helping people reconnect and find the joy in their lives.
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2 Responses to The Voice

  1. Hi Heather:
    I not only hear the voice, I listen to it all the time. It guides me through my life. I call it intuition:

    Were it not for listening to that voice, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today.
    –That voice guided me to my library day job.
    –That voice guided me to my writing.
    –That voice guided me to my photography.

    I’m grateful I’m open to hear it and not just hear it but heed the voice as well.


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