Did you feel like that there is too much going on and so much noise and distraction all day long coming from every direction that it’s hard to hear yourself think? It’s hard to tap in to your own sense of self, voice, knowledge, wisdom, right?
Indeed, you are bombarded with information from the Internet, cell phone, TV, and radio, and from your boss, children, and spouse—everywhere. It’s hard to get or find quiet.
Do you stop to do that…to hear yourself think? It’s hard with all that distraction.
Today, to create more inspired results in your life, I want to inspire you to learn how to get quiet despite the chaos and noise. I want to teach you how to tap in so you can listen to and hear yourself. I want to help you find yourself.
How do you do that? Try these four strategies.
Try meditation. Some people have trouble meditating. It doesn’t have to be hard. In every moment you can meditate. Let’s say you’re in a meeting at work and things are crazy. You’re trying to hear yourself think, and everybody is talking. Someone is going to ask for your response, and you don’t know that you can’t give one because you can’t hear your thoughts.
What do you do? At that moment, meditate. Take a couple of deep breaths and focus on your breathing. You don’t have to close your eyes, but allow yourself to get quiet by breathing deeply and only focusing on that one action for a moment. Put a bubble around yourself and let yourself hear you. Ask, “What do I think about this? What do I feel about this?”
You can meditate for longer periods. You can sit down for 10 to 30 minutes and do a simple meditation where all you do is focus on your breath, or you can do Brendon Burchard’s Release Meditation, which is just breathing in and saying or thinking the word “release” each time you breathe out.
But you also can sit and just be with yourself, allowing thoughts to come and go. You’re never going to get rid of thoughts, so just become aware and conscious of them, and let them go. Or find one that you want to focus on.
While you are meditating on a mantra or your breath, thinking goes on in the background of your mind. These thoughts start to come forward. That’s what you want.
Don’t think meditation is all about not having thoughts. It’s impossible, but use it to find the thoughts that are important.
If you feel the need to tap into yourself and your thoughts, move. Get up, and move your body!
I like to walk or cycle outside and allow myself to focus on the walking or the pedaling motion. You can do this at the gym, too, but there’s a lot of distraction at the gym—people, music, television screens.
As you move, allow yourself to get in touch with you. As your body stay busy doing something, so does your mind. Your mind focuses on riding the bike or take steps, and new thoughts to come into your awareness.
Another strategy involves doing nothing. Just sit and stare.
When I was in my late or mid-20s, I lived alone in an apartment. I would sit down on the couch and two hours would pass. Afterward, I’d think, “What did I do for so long?” I meditated.
Let yourself do nothing. Just be with you. When you’re quiet like that, you’ll begin to get in touch with a lot of your thoughts and get closer to yourself and tap into your higher wisdom.
4. Be Quiet
Walking, meditating and sitting quietly also allow you to tap into something bigger. If you believe in God or a Source, this is when you can find that type of connection. When you’re quiet, when you stop focusing on everything going on externally and allow ourselves to be and to turn inward, you feel a connection to universal forces and can tap into that type wisdom and knowledge.
That’s why my fourth tip for you today is to be quiet. My husband likes to have the TV on all the time, and my kids are always watching or listening to something, but I like it quiet. When I get in the car, I enjoy the quiet time. Quiet time allows me to tap into myself, to hear my thoughts and any other messages coming to me. If you believe in guides, angels, or Source, or God, being quiet allows you to receive their messages and hear them. It allows you to tap into you—your wisdom, your center, and universal energies.
A lot of people don’t like it quiet because they’re afraid to face themselves. They’re afraid to hear what they’re thinking. Turn off the noise. Get quiet. Tap in.
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