Have-you-realised-thatMartyn Lloyd-Jones once said,

“Have you realised that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?”

What an extraordinary insight.

It’s easy to fall prey to the voices in our head.

The voices that tell us that we’re not good enough.

The voices that continually remind us of our failures.

The voices that fill us with fear and anxiety about our present and future predicaments.

The voices that try to drown out all sense of reason and perspective.

Stop listening to yourself and start talking to yourself instead.

Tell yourself that you are OK.

Tell yourself that you are not your past.

Tell yourself that today is a blessing and the future is full of opportunities.

Tell yourself until you can’t hear the voices any more.

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