Steve Jobs once said: "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." He was right, however, I think that our inner voice not only is being "shut off" by others' opinions but very often by ourselves, by our words (spoken and heard) and our actions.
Our own inner voice is silenced and ignored. The reasons therefore can vary and I don't want to judge as I ignore it often too. But then, from time to time, I remember.
I remember that we talk too much. We are too stressed. We run from A to B and from C to D and keep ourselves busy (and often feeling unsatisfied without really knowing it).
I still believe that moving forward in life is good and necessary. But as I mentioned in my Thursday's post - sometimes stopping (and listening to our inner voice) is good and necessary as well.
It supports the "moving foward" part. I strongly believe this.
So, from time to time, I stop from moving forward. I keep silent. I listen. I dream.
Isn't this what Yoga, meditation, Qi Gong (name it) is about?
For the duration of a couple of minutes / an hour / a day / a week (up to you and your needs) you withdraw from every day's life and from your thoughts ... and be still.
Try it out! I swear, the results will be amazing. I have my best ideas when ... I'm feeling bored SMILE.