Not many people will admit that they hear multiple voices inside their head, but most people do. I know for years I have struggled with a voice that told me I wasn’t good enough. Most people think that these voices are just a part of themselves, but under closer scrutiny we realize these voices are created from life experiences.
The voice’s existence could be about not trusting anyone, which could come from verbal, physical or sexual abuse by someone you should have been able to trust, or the voice could come from a traumatic experience like a house fire, tornado or surviving a hurricane. Everyone has these issues to some extreme in their life, but for others they can be debilitating; crushing our very existence.
The voices created from these experiences may at one time have been a shield from pain, but now have become a crutch for complacency, or even worse contempt for life. The driving forces within us are usually born from these experiential voices:
Fear of Failure
Fear of Success
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Abandonment
The list goes on and on. These fears are the food that feeds these voices; the fuel that keeps the vicious cycle of self abuse going.
What is so amazing is that these voices created to keep us safe now are the same ones that keep us stuck in the cycle of fear we choose. I didn’t begin to grow as a man until I realized that 50% of the time what I was thinking (my perceptions) were wrong. The answers to my life were hidden by this voice, and the truth about me resided at a much deeper level within my soul.
What is keeping you stuck?
What is keeping you from living the life you dreamed of?