Friday, January 5, 2007

All the voices

Chuck Pyle calls them his posse. Jim Patton claims to have at least 27 voices in his head. We all have them. The problem is, which one to listen to at any given time. If they wouldn’t all talk at once, life would be so much easier.

You know what I mean. There is the voice that says,” That cookie sure would taste good.” And the voice that says, “Hey, I thought we were trying to lose a few pounds” followed by “it’s just one cookie.”

Then there are those voices that offer advice and we just don’t listen. They say, ”This is not a good idea” but we have already told someone we would do something and don’t know how to get out of it. Sure enough, it turns out to be something we feel that we would have been better off not doing. Of course, if we don’t do it, the guilt voice chimes in loud and clear.

There are times when I am better at selecting which voice to heed and which ones to tell to shut up than at other times. I ask which one best serves my greatest good at this moment. That one usually gets louder if I get very quiet. Then I listen carefully to whatever it has to say. It hasn’t been wrong yet.


Top cat said...

Great post! How true it is as well.
Good advice on listening to our inner voices.
thank you

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Can I borrow your inner voice that is never wrong?

seventh sister said...

Thanks, top cat

heart, I'm sure you have one of your own. You just have to get in the habit of being still and asking it what to do. I am still working on that myself.

Lee said...

I'd really like to permanently silence that voice that screams, "That guy is HOT!" at the bar after I've had a few drinks. She hasn't been right yet! ;)

Pendullum said...

How true!!!
I always try and have court with the voices in my head...

Top cat said...

I hope everything is ok with you.
Sending you a hug this morning.

seventh sister said...

Thanks, tc

doing well here. staying warm and dry.