Turn That Music Down. I Can’t Hear Myself Think
Did your parents ever say that to you? Mine did. I never understood what they were talking about back then but I do now.
What is it about a kid’s brain that they can take so much in at one time and still want more? Some kids insist that they need to have the TV on or be listening to music otherwise they can’t get their homework done. Sometimes I think it’s because they need to keep one part of their brain occupied so they can concentrate on the task at hand. Their brain is like a sponge therefore they have this enormous capacity to take in information without being consciously aware of it. We all have this capacity but it’s much greater when we’re younger.
So what happens as we age? I believe we still have this capacity and desire to take in information however as we age we’re not looking “out there” for the answers so much as we’re trying to connect with our higher self. Instead of looking for an answer “out there” we trust our own instincts either through experience or knowingness that has served us well in the past.
I’m sure there have been times when you’ve been in your vehicle where either the traffic or weather got so bad that the first thing you reached for is to turn off any noise around you. You turn off the radio, let go of the phone or tell the occupants to be quiet so you can think. Perhaps what you’re really saying is that you need it quiet so that you can listen to your inner guide. It’s saying ‘I know what to do but I can’t hear it with all this commotion going on’.
This is an example of listening to your inner voice. The great thing is that it’s always there for you. You just need to give it a platform to be heard. So yeah, I do say, “Turn that music down. I can’t hear myself think” and it’s okay if you do it too.