5 THINGS YOUR IN­NER PER­SON IS SPEAK­ING TO YOU

Lis­ten to it.

Woman's Era - - Contents - Jy­oti Gal­ada

Are you al­ways strug­gling to A know how you feel, think, what to do, what you want and what you don’t want? This is be­cause you are not lis­ten­ing to what your in­ner per­son is speak­ing to you. You have si­lenced your in­ner voice. This could be be­cause you are liv­ing a life that oth­ers want you to live. Or that peo­ple im­por­tant in your life are not pay­ing heed or en­cour­ag­ing you to live by your in­ner per­son. So oth­ers are hav­ing more con­trol on you than you on your own self. Your in­ner per­son knows you bet­ter and tells you what will make you happy. You will be tense, de­pressed, sick and sad if you ig­nore your in­ner voice. As Ma­hatma Gandhi put, “Ev­ery­one who wills can hear the in­ner voice. It is within ev­ery­one.”

Your de­sires

Mu­sic is your pas­sion but you never got a chance to learn it for­mally? Since you were busy mak­ing your ca­reer the way oth­ers wanted. But when­ever you hear some­one singing, your urge to sing strength­ens but lack of con­fi­dence keeps you si­lent. Go for what your de­sires are. It’s never too late to learn any form of art. Join a singing group and give wings to your pas­sion. Or if you wanted to visit a par­tic­u­lar place but fam­ily was never keen, per­suade all and make a plan – in­stead of giv­ing in all the time to other’s de­sires.

All have some un­achieved de­sires. It can be learn­ing to do belly danc­ing, par­tic­i­pat­ing in a beauty pageant, learn­ing a lan­guage, swim­ming, driv­ing, start­ing a ven­ture etc. Life is short and your de­sires are your own. It takes strong de­ter­mi­na­tion and proper plan­ning to go for it.

Liv­ing A Mean­ing­ful Life

You know the im­por­tance of lead­ing a mean­ing­ful life by work­ing to­wards any so­cial cause and help­ing so­ci­ety at large. You strongly feel for some so­cial is­sues and want to do some­thing for so­ci­ety but your per­sonal and pro­fes­sional com­mit­ments are keep­ing you busy. If that’s the rea­son, then you will re­main busy all your life.

Tak­ing small steps to­wards your good in­ten­tions will not take much of your time and ef­fort but will lead you to­wards a hap­pier and more sat­is­fy­ing life.

EVERY YEAR YOU MAKE NEW YEAR RES­O­LU­TIONS TO STOP SMOK­ING OR DRINK­ING, EX­ER­CISE REG­U­LARLY, CON­TROL YOUR DIET, STOP LATE NIGHT PAR­TIES, JOIN YOGA GROUPS, EAT AT THE COR­RECT TIME BUT HAVE BEEN LAZY TO FOL­LOW THE CHANGE.

Your feel­ings

Keep­ing your feel­ing bolted in­side you for a longer pe­riod of time can make you frus­trated. You know you hate some­one still are main­tain­ing a cor­dial re­la­tion will lead your mind to un­nec­es­sar­ily think­ing about the per­son. Re­la­tion­ships are meant to keep you happy. Whether you wish to con­nect to your long lost friend, spend more time with your old par­ents, play with your child, show grat­i­tude to the per­son who has un­know­ingly saved you or helped you in your life or peo­ple who have im­pacted you, bring them in your life as they will bring in pos­i­tiv­ity. And stay away from peo­ple who are not good for your men­tal health.

Re­lease the bur­den

You are feel­ing guilty about the way you have hurt some­one, know­ingly used peo­ple for your own ben­e­fit, ne­glected your re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, wrongly blamed peo­ple for your fail­ures, pun­ished some­one for some­one else’s mis­takes or have done some­thing wrong that’s trou­bling you deep in­side. Then re­lease your in­ner per­son from the bur­den by sim­ply ac­cept­ing your fault and apol­o­gis­ing. The word ‘sorry’ will not put your rep­u­ta­tion at stake and lower your sta­tus but will make you re­spectable in oth­ers eyes. It will make peo­ple feel that you value your re­la­tion­ship with them. Even a dis­hon­est per­son un­der­stands hon­esty.

Life­style changes

You see your friend be­ing praised for the way she has main­tained her­self and strongly feel to fol­low her but kill that feel­ing due to var­ied rea­sons. Every year you make new year res­o­lu­tions to stop smok­ing or drink­ing, ex­er­cise reg­u­larly, con­trol your diet, stop late night par­ties, join yoga groups, eat at the cor­rect time but have been lazy to fol­low the change. Your in­ner per­son makes you feel guilty each time Medium size clothes do not fit you and you de­cide to get in that size next time you come for shop­ping but it’s the same story every time. It’s time to change the cli­max of your story.

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