V – Voice

ad22Voice – We all have our own unique voice with which we communicate to the world. A voice that reaches out and speaks our own inner truth. A voice that expresses our honest, true, authentic self.

A voice that can reach out to someone with a kind word. A voice that V.Cat_3[1]can envelope others in a loving embrace. Our voice is an expression of ourselves, of our inner being.

Our voice impacts everyone around us. We can use our voice to hurt others or to uplift them. We can raise our voice in anger or soften our voice with love and compassion. We choose what voice to project out to the world.

V.file4671348049272[1]For most people, we remember the harsh and cruel words more than the kind ones. The impact can be much more powerful.

Our words and our voice can totally change someone’s day, perspective, and life.

So I try to be loving and kind with my words. Of course, I don’t always achieve that 100% of the time, but I do so more and more often, and that’s what is important. We are all a work in progress, struggling with various difficulties on our own path. And I strive to keep my words honest, SONY DSCloving, and kind. And I trust that is reflective of the true me.

It is also important to be aware of the voice we use in talking to ourselves. Do we beat ourselves up? Or are we loving and kind to ourselves? I have a tendency to be too harsh, judgmental, and critical of myself. I am learning to love myself more and to speak to myself with compassion and gentleness.

After all, we are all here just muddling through life, trying to do the best we can at each moment, where we are, and with what we have.

And we need to DSC01893[1]honor and cheer for ourselves, as well as for each other, for how far we’ve come, for what we’ve accomplished, for how we have grown, and for who we are.

Always speak with love and kindness to yourself – because you are listening.

Copyright © 2014 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master practitioner, and EFT (tapping) practitioner, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity. She is also an accomplished musician and plays the piano at various senior facilities, where her music touches those who need it the most. After retiring in 2013, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she has become a successful author with ten books published. Two of her books are powerful memoirs, and eight are uplifting and fun children’s animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, seeing the best in those around you, and helping others. Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show more kindness and compassion to everyone around them. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together. Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. For more information - please check out her website at www.lynnmiclea.com - thank you!
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8 Responses to V – Voice

  1. slfinnell says:

    The power of the spoken word is underestimated so many times. Great post!

  2. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    I chose Voice too and focused on the voices that you spoke of at the end of your post: those we use on ourselves, which, as you mention, can be harsh and judgmental. I LOVE the pics you chose: the one with the little girl in the buggy plugging her ears. and the bird squawking is priceless!!

  3. Listening, then speaking and choosing the right timbre of the voice is essential to communication with ourselves and others. Lovely post.

  4. RenataB says:

    Lovely post and the last line really got me. Great finish to a an important post ❤

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