Her Sweet Head: Beatriz Martin Vidal
We all have an inner voice, a murmuring stream of thoughts that clouds our minds. Sometimes our inner voice is encouraging, pushing us to run the extra mile, keep going for a while. But often, our inner voice is defeatist, panic-ridden, punitive and humiliating. It doesn't represent our best insights or most mature capacities. It does not voice our best and purest nature. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our inner voice always used to be an outer voice, absorbed by the tone of others. An angry and ashamed parent, the playground bully keen to put us down, the teacher that seemed almost impossible to please. We internalise discourteous voices in key moments that appeared compelling. Authority figures repeated their unhelpful messages until it lodged in our own way of thinking. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In order to achieve maturity and discipline we must must alter our inner voices, the internalised voices of irrational fear and fragility; encountering equally convincing, confident and constructive voices. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our best inner voice must speak to us in a respective kind, gentle and unhurried way. Reminding us that we are worthy of love and affection even if we are not particularly great at making public speeches, parking the car close enough to the curb or reaching our sale target. Our inner voice is a voice that loves us for being who we are outside of achievement.