We intuitively know what’s best for us as individuals. But we are conditioned not to trust that intuition through the constant bombardment of media, and the ongoing failure of those we know and trust when they say things like, “I don’t know best,” whether that statement comes through verbalization or actions. We’ve learned not to listen to that oft-times quiet inner voice that we are born with. It gets buried under advertising and ambient music and an overwhelming amount of external stimuli. It might even be said that when we choose to ignore that intuitive voice, that there is a part of us that doesn’t want to make the right decision. A part of us that doesn’t want to heal, or do the right thing, whatever that may be in the moment.
We may create justifications for those decisions, telling ourselves that we don’t have the time or energy to devote to listening to that inner voice. The truth is, though, that we are falling prey to self-sabotage. There can be so many hidden reasons that we exhibit such destructive behavior that it becomes near-impossible to get to the true source.
If we can begin to realize that it’s those parts of us that are most resistant to healing that require the most attentive healing. When we discover that we’ve become repetitive in our self-sabotage, we can finally take a stand to better ourselves through better choices, and learning to listen to what our bodies and minds are telling us.
We have become a society that’s grown largely disconnected from not only each other, but our inner selves as well. It’s this disconnect that creates so many medical issues like obesity, rampant diabetes, and other dis-eases that have become more prevalent. It also creates within our lives a pattern of making poor choices for ourselves. It’s only when we re-train ourselves to become more self-aware, to listen to our bodies more closely and with an ear toward healing those parts of us that are unhealthy or falling into disrepair. Take ten minutes out of your day to simply listen to yourself, your body, and that inner voice. Meditation, a light nap, sitting in a park, or on a mountain top…whatever works for you in teaching yourself how to listen to the most important voice you know.