who am I and what am I thinking?
So much chatter out there about finding one's voice. Really we have a simple way to do that. Think. Talk. Say what you are thinking. Listen. Keep Going.
I think one of the most helpful techniques for thought catching, at least it has seemed that way for me, is talking. To myself. I know we all probably do that from time to time but I now do it all the time. And now, in these last few years , listening. Listening to myself .
Be a river
I bought an audio recorder years ago. I began using it to supplement the media for my classes. I love the layer that real voice adds to sharing thoughts. How it brings me right into the current moment, as I reconsider everything I was thinking about just moments ago. Speaking can be so much more revealing. It is so liquid, allowing the present to just flow like a river, a stream of consciousness.
Loosen Up and reconnect
So really, recording your voice is easy. Playback is easy. It's a great tool for thought catching. Just listening to yourself. But first comes training yourself to let it out. Make more space for new ideas. I used to talk to myself in the car while driving. Nobody to listen , I would just rant on, release. That was quite helpful. Like a real journal, real voice is good. Say it. Just say it. Like nobody else will hear it. Like only the moon is witness to it. Let me talk, it was chilly this morning and the wood stove is clanking.
As far as voice recording goes, if you have a smart phone, you have most likely have the ability to make voice recordings. It might be built in or you might need to download a free voice recording app. Technology is good if you use it to good end. There is nothing like hearing someone speak. Or being able to speak across this wide space that we are floating in. It is a special kind of connecting. Let me talk again, it's warming up outside so the birds have joined me.