This poem from Steve Taylor is so clear about what happens when we begin to face the voice inside our heads.

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“One day you’ll grow fed up with the voice inside your head
with its constant murmurings of discontent
its fear mongering thoughts of the future
and its questioning of every choice you make.

One day you’ll turn to it and calmly say, “I refuse to listen”
then stand back and look away
turning your attention to your surroundings
or to a quietness and spaciousness you can sense inside you, just behind the voice.

The voice is so self absorbed
that at first it won’t even notice its being ignored
and will carry on chattering away to itself.
You’ll still hear its complaints and criticisms
but they won’t convince you any more –
your’ll doubt them, laugh at them, reject them.

And gradually, without the fuel of your attention,
the voice will become more hesitant
will stumble and slow down, leaving space;
until eventually that self assertive drawl that demanded to be heard
and seemed to submerge the rest of reality
will be no louder than a whisper, like a gentle breeze
that seems to be part of silence.”

Yes – this is how it can happen when we recognize that the voice inside our head isn’t who we really are. It doesn’t speak the truth. The thoughts and anxiety that appear are coming from a place of fear and powerlessness from when we were young. It has kept us safe… but then it can also take over and become the harshest critic and judger of ourselves, others, and the world.

What would it be like to start to ignore this voice and reject it?

Many of us think there is something wrong with us to have this voice. That it shouldn’t be there. That it shows a dark side of ourselves that we don’t want to admit to.

Yet, there is nothing wrong here. It is part of who we are as humans. And it is something for us to step back from, recognize and face so we can change it and transform ourselves.

Peace is on the other side of this long journey.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

22 comments on “The Voice Inside Your Head

  1. An excellent post – so true

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  2. Wise words dear lady, may its sound finish its job within and allow us to retire in a silent paradise 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏼 🦋

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  3. Lovely…REALLY…LOVELY.

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  4. Thanks for sharing, Val. To transformation! 💕

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  5. Excellent reminder, Val!

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    • Thank you Jill 🙏 I was thinking about you today and your hummers. Next weekend is when ours traditionally travel south to the Carolinas. (If there are no storms coming up the coast) I know you will give them a good welcome 💕


  6. Energy flows where attention goes! 🙂 ❤

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  7. It’s no more than a whisper in the wind these days. 😀

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  8. Very true and I daresay many of us are feeling that voice inside our heads as it grows louder and louder with the current climate around the world.
    I try to hear it, then move on.

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  9. This really a lovely post😊.


  10. The thinking brain which is our ego can get us in so much trouble. Better to listen to our Spirt who speaks the truth.

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