When we feel like no one is listening it can be easy to begin doubting the significance of our own voice. When we’re surrounded by voices that seem more confident and self-assured, it can be easy to conclude that perhaps our voice is irrelevant - that what we have to share just isn’t needed in the conversation.
But when we feel like no one’s listening it’s imperative that we make sure we’re listening to ourselves. Keeping track of what our own voice is yearning to express.
It’s important that we take the time to notice:
Our unasked questions.
Our hidden joys.
Our silenced pain.
Because even in the moments when it seems like no one is listening, we have the power to choose to listen to our own voice.
As we practice listening to our own voice, we grow in our ability to truly hear the voices around us. We position ourselves to become more effective, discerning listeners. And that, opens the door to helping more humans feel listened to (instead of being swept along by the voices that surround us).