Whispers Instead of Shouts

Today felt like the perfect day to write in new surroundings… Well, new for my writing routine. I normally enjoy being in my comfy-chair, alone with my thoughts. But today, I wanted the energy of people around me.

It is different writing with hustle and bustle going on so nearby. Yet today it feels right.

I am someone who relies on routine. Structure is my friend. The more predictable a situation is, the more I like it. Most of the time.

I think we are all this way. We like things the way we like them. Now I am not saying everyone relates to or wants routine. It could be that spontaneity is your preference. Or perhaps even chaos! We all have our preferences. The way we like things.

BUT.., when something else is drawing us or we feel the call to change it up.., it is important to pay attention. To stay with what feels right in the moment. On the one hand you could say this is “following the energy”, which is true. But today, it feels more like “Taking Care of Myself”.

You see, when I first started thinking about shifting my morning routine, my first thought was to resist. I realize I had a story. I was locked into a routine. And to tell you the truth, I wasn’t aware of it.

I don’t want to make it seem like this minor choice took me hours or anything. However it was interesting to hear the internal messages I was bombarding myself with.., even if just for a few minutes. Would I be able to concentrate? Would I be able to write? What if it takes me a longtime, and someone needs the space I am taking up. I could feel a weird mixture of emotions and limiting thoughts.

It was this awareness that I was pushing up against a small story that convinced me I needed to just follow the mental-nudge to do something different. To expand the container I had created about my writing process. To honor the internal push! Bottom line.., to take care of myself!

All of this has lead me to wonder, how often do I miss these opportunities to move beyond or expand my view? It also makes me grateful for realizing that sometimes our ability to evolve our level of awareness or consciousness, can come in such a gentle and mundane form.

No huge drama, upset or costly lesson. Simply paying attention to what we are being called or inspired to do.

In this moment I realize that experiencing these kinds of gentle insights or lessons is something I envision , pray for and intend for myself. Who knew how easily they actually manifest! Now I just need to pay attention to and then follow-through with them!

Whispers instead of shouts!

With Light, Love, and Laughter


  1. Dear Charles,

    Loved your “Whispers Instead Of Shouts” message. It absolutely resonated with me, but your writings usually do. I am also a writer. Have written since I was a child and one thing your sharing did was to remind me that “not everything has to be perfect to write…or indeed to do anything!” The word “flow” comes to mind, although I will admit for me, allowing oneself to “go with the flow” is easier said than done! 🙂 However, when I do…the benefits are so rewarding and it seems to open up, as you also mentioned…a new perspective on writing, thoughts, things.
    So thank, as always for your powerful insights. I wonder…have you ever thought of including them in a book for everyone to enjoy? “Whispers Instead Of Shouts” is a heart catching message!
    Love and Blessings,

    • I love that we share writing in common Tricia.., if you have a blog or anywhere you post any of your writings, please share so I can read yours too! It’s funny, I have started writing a book. And, part of that is reviewing these musings of the past 7 or 8 years for insights and to see what has changed or evolved. The funny thing is when I first thought of doing this, I imagined I would need a ‘special place’ to write or a get-away or the list goes on. All distractions and mind games to keep me from actually writing! I still haven’t found my groove… but I am better about busting my internal BS and mind games. Well somewhat! Thanks for always being such an encouraging supporter!

  2. Wonderful musing Charles. Yes the Heart/Soul whispers and the Ego shouts, which is probably why we generally only hear our small self’s wishes and desires. As we know, the Ego finds change threatening and thus something to be feared. Yet in a subtle and mundane way your Soul got you to listen and act where you discovered another potential that defied your internal messages listing reason why proceeding with something new could and would never work. Then sharing your story so others could glean the insights you gained is taking your new gift and expanding it out into the world.
    Blessings, Joseph

    • Thanks Joseph… it seems half the battle for me has been to learn to listen to and then responding to the voice of the Soul/Heart! Especially since I am so familiar with the world of ego! Where it’s relatively easy.., you just shout more or shout louder! Thanks for the insights.


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