I am learning the art of listening to my voice.
Allowing failure into my life, so I can start living fully instead of playing it safe.
One day I woke up and realized that amidst my beautiful life I had stopped listening to my soul some time ago. (ok, it has actually been a journey over the last 5 years, but it felt like it happened overnight)
I became aware that I often replace my voice, with the voice of something else: what I thought other people wanted, fear, rules and religion, status quo, etc.. I have learned to manage that voice very well, but in doing so I have lost the way to my soul. In trying to keep the "ugly" voices away I have also squelched the freedom of the beautiful voices to live fully.
So I am on a quest to open my heart:
To the hurt, fear, and anxiety, but also
To the passion, freedom, and creativity that live within me.
Sometimes this looks like choosing where to eat, or asking my hubby to help with a chore around the house. Other times it looks like writing a blog (when every fear alarm inside is going off), or being vulnerable with someone I trust. It also means sitting with those dark emotions. Acknowledging them and making space for them, this is where the magic happens.
Here are the steps I am taking on this journey.
This will become second nature over time and the peace and clarity that you gain are well worth the learning curve.
Let me know in the comments where you are going to start listening to your voice?
Hey, I'm Julie. I love books, coffee shops, traveling, and exploring. Homeschooling Mama to 4, wife of 15 years. Enjoying the journey and learning to add a bit more of summer into my everyday life.