Write to Listen to Your Own Voice

July 13, 2010

By C. J. Stegall-Evans

One of the reasons I get up early and write every morning is to hear my own voice. In America we are bombarded by messages 24/7; and sometimes it is difficult to discern the truth. Writing early before the clutter of the day sets in allows us to hear your own authentic voice.

There is so much information being thrown at us, sometimes it hard to decide simple things such as, do I really want to eat or am I affected by the commercial of happy people eating creamy, delicious ice cream cones. I bet if I ate a creamy delicious ice cream cone I would be happy too.

The messages are subtle but they are everywhere. It is imperative for all of us to stop and think rather than just operate on automatic pilot. Writing gives us an instinctive point of view that makes us stop and listen to ourselves.

We should listen to ourselves because so much of what we need to know about life is within us. We just need to take the time to listen to our inner-voice. If we are always ravaged by TV, computers, and other outside stimuli, when do we have time to hear our own voice?  

The act of writing renders credence to having an authentic voice. Writing it downs gives our voice weight; it is no longer just a thought here one minute gone the next. Writing it down means this is what I think and this is why it is important. Writing records your personal history and who can tell your story better than you?     

 

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