When you continually listen to that loud, pesky voice that demands your attention, that complains and is negative about things, that questions your ability, that says you’re not good enough, you will find your life isn’t working well. You will find yourself living from your smallest self.
But when you listen for that still small voice that quietly whispers words of truth and wisdom (your internal GPS), you will discover that life is fulfilling and enjoyable, and that you feel like ‘yourself”, because you’re living from your higher self.
“Pay attention to your higher nature, and your lower one will simply wither from lack of attention.” (Sanaya Roman) For we bring energy and vitality to what we focus our attention on. So choose wisely where you will place your attention: on the smaller self that makes life feel hard and painful or on the higher self that provides you with peace and joy.
How can you do this? Let’s look at an example: You have interviewed for a job and at the time, you felt like it went really well. Afterwards you begin to wonder if you did okay, if the company liked you, and you begin to think of all the things you did wrong or not well enough. This is your smaller self talking.
If you continue to listen to it, you will feel unsure of yourself and questioning of your abilities. You will feel doubtful and insecure. So as soon as you’re able to, recognize that this is your smaller self talking. Then consciously choose to shift to a “different station” and listen to your higher self.
You can do this by telling your smaller self to be quiet, and that you’re not going to listen to it. Then focus on what you KNOW to be true about yourself, your talents, your skills, your sense of how well the interview went. Quietly tune into your bigger nature, that peaceful center within you.
Anytime you hear the smaller self’s comments, just push them away and focus your attention on that feeling of calm at your center. Listen for that much softer voice that speaks your truth.
Perhaps it is saying something like this, ‘You did a great job on the interview. Sure there are always things you can do better, but that’s just life. You felt a genuine connection with the company and the interviewer, and that was real. So if you get offered the job, then you can decide if it’s right for you. And if you don’t, you still had a great interview and it was a good experience. Let’s just stay in that space of feeling good about it, and not worry about the next step. Life is good. All is well.’
Imagine how differently you’d feel after listening to your higher self, than you did after listening to your smaller self? One voice empowers you, the other disempowers you.
And what’s neat is that the more you ignore your smaller self’s voice, the less you’ll notice it. It will stop speaking so loudly, will speak less often, and eventually will wither and shrink until it’s so small that it’s not an issue anymore. All because you stopped giving it your focus and attention — you stopped giving it power.
And as a result, you will be different. You will no longer be beating yourself up. Instead you’ll be following that calm, peaceful, joyous higher nature that guides you to living your best life. You’ll be expressing your highest and best self in your daily life.
Get started today, by choosing to focus on your higher nature, and watch what happens!