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O.H.M. #25 - The Voice Inside Your Head by Steve Taylor

By Charlene Lowe

SAT FEB 20, 2021

O.H.M. is the acronym for Overtures Honoring Mindfulness, a collection of the written word that speaks to my heart, mind & soul.

The Voice Inside Your Head

One day you'll grow fed up with the voice inside your head

with its constant murmurings of discontent

its fearmongering thought 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 an spaciousness you can sense

inside you, just behind the voice.

That voice is so self-absorbed

that at first it won't even notice it's being ignored

and will carry on chattering away to itself.

You'll still hear its complaints and criticisms

bur they won't convince you anymore ---

you'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.