Life gets busy.
It gets busy and it gets noisy and it happens quickly.
Our heads are so full of lists, conversations and ideas. Of kids asking questions, friends needing advice, work to complete and that bill you forgot to remember to pay…
And in the background there is always her voice. Can you hear it now? Soft and gentle, blowing in and out of your consciousness like the sea breeze. She whispers to you.
Darling, are you listening?
We all know what happens when we block our ears. Our skin breaks out, our period is late, or we end up with a mouth full of cold sores. We don’t sleep well, our temper is short and our hearts race from too many coffees.
Yet always in the background she whispers. That sweet voice that can calm your soul and leave tingles on your skin. She soothes, reassures and reminds us of our strength.
But are you listening my dear?
When your muscles tense and your words are sharp, when your body recoils from touch, when your head is sore and your lids are heavy, when you brain cannot slow down, are you listening to that little voice?
That familiar voice that has always guided you through. The voice that picks you up off the floor when you’re too tired to go to bed. That little voice that tell you that you’re pretty when you get out of the shower. That soft voice that reminds you why and how you love. The voice that makes you feel safe, and warm and loved.
She is you, and she wants you to listen closer. She is there to remind you to slow down, to take a breath, to feel the dirt between your toes. She whispers of love amid the chaos and tells you to hug them a little tighter when they go to bed. She is the voice that reaches into your soul and breathes the light. She is the one that tells you to hold his hand, to pick that flower, to climb that hill and to sing along loudly to the radio.
She is you. It is your own voice. She is telling you how to live, how to love. She is telling you to look after yourself. Because you are important, and you are worth it.
But my darling, you must be willing to listen.