Not the voice we chat with! I’m talking about the voice that warns us not to do take that extra drink, or buy that car we can’t afford, you know the one. We all have it. Sometimes it’s so clear it clangs, and sometimes it’s barely a whisper, and sometimes it is shouted out by our intellect telling us to do just the opposite, because just the opposite is what we want to do, not what we should do.

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As I was driving today, it struck me that I wanted to share  a profound experience I had with my voice just recently. I did something…knowing the outcome. I made a phone call. Sounds simple enough, but it wasn’t, not at all.

I actually wanted the opposite response to the one I knew I would receive. It was baffling in a weird way. I really did want this thing, and I knew, if I made the call, I wouldn’t get it, but not getting it, was the much better outcome. How do I know that?

Because after I made that call, I felt better. I was at peace. I knew it the moment it ended. I knew when I woke up after a long, deep sleep. And I know it now. I’m relieved.

Had I not made the call, had I gone against my voice, I’d still be in anguish.

But…and this is a big but…it was really hard.

Sometimes, the hard thing to do in the short term, is the right thing to do in the long term. We’ve heard that a thousand times, probably more, because it’s true.

Love though, well…love can get it the way. Love can deafen our voice, or it can convince us we’re right. Being in crush, or in lust, or in love, doesn’t confuse our voice, our voice is always there, and always clear. No, love doesn’t confuse our voice, it confuses us. Love makes us argue with it, ignore it, and makes us believe we know better.

We don’t. Our voice, whatever it is, from wherever it comes, is in us to protect us.

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