Can you hear yourself?
Or are there too many people, ideas, opinions and agendas roaming around in your head. I bet some are pretty loud. Even the ones that are not loud can be so persistent that it hurts.
So turn them all off.
Yup, every one of them. Your family, your work associates, your boss, your partner, your parents and your kids. Don’t forget to turn off the TV, the computer, the radio, the iPod, iPad, iPhone and iDistractions.
Are you with me? I thought so!
OK, so how do you do it?
Here is how: Stop. Sit. Breathe.
Do not be fooled by the simplicity. And do not be worried if all the noises don’t turn off right away.
But if you keep doing this, a little bit every day, one day without any effort or pressure or difficulty, you will find a moment of stillness. No noise, no one else.
And in that moment you will be able to truly, deeply hear yourself.