I went for a run early last Friday. It had been over a week since I last worked out, and halfway through I was getting tired. I heard the little voice in the back of my head tugging at me to slow down; to take a short cut. It would have been so easy to listen to it; to convince myself that it would be OK to take it easy... it's not like anyone would know.

Instead of slowing down, I just kept listening to this little voice as I ran. Still tired, I kept running and eventually the little voice drifted away into nothing, and an understanding of what had just happened started coming to me. It was at this point that I DID stop to let these words flow through:

Whenever you’re doing something from the heart and it gets challenging or uncomfortable, and you hear that little voice that cries “stop” or “just a little less”...

Do nothing but observe. Do not change what you’re doing, just observe that voice and hear it slowly drift away into nothing.

Because that little voice is nothing more than an echo of your scared inner child; afraid to shine their light bright onto the world.

However, we must not ignore this echo. Instead, we must take the hand of the child an show them the way.

Give them love, and they will grow with you into who YOU really ARE.

...and then I finished my run :-)