'In all kinds of situations, we can find out what is true simply by studying ourselves in every nook and cranny, in every black hole and bright spot, whether it's murky, creepy, grisly, splendid, spooky, frightening, joyful, inspiring, peaceful, or wrathful'

(Pema Chodron, 2010, Ch.7, Find out for yourself)

As I become more aware of the voices of my inner children, I must find ways to make them heard. In the primal scream, Joe speaks through me.

My inner children scream out to be heard and I have not been listening. Finally I am and it is healthy for me.

My inner children scream out to be heard and I have not been listening. Finally I am and it is healthy for me.

                       A primal scream

I want to be heard, but just don't know how                                     

I've tried to reach out, be honest and upfront.   

Prepared to be vulnerable,                                                              

but what I've expressed is not welcomed by most,

 Or, so I have learned.               

Tough listening perhaps?     Why does it fear you so?

  A voice silenced, wanting to be heard,

 needing to express fears, seeking reasons

and yearning to be understood.

Try to be patient with me. I’m yearning to be heard and understood.

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'In reality, when you feel depressed, lonely, betrayed, or any other unwanted feelings, this is an important moment on the spiritual path. This is when real transformation can take place' (Pema Chodron, 2010, Ch. 8 Difficulty is inevitable).

As depression kept me away from a job that had become unbearable, a new voice from my depths started to germinate and I wrote this:

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A new dawn rising in Eastbourne where I was living and writing at the time.

A new dawn rising in Eastbourne where I was living and writing at the time.

I wrote the trilogy of voices in January of 2017. Click on the title below to listen to the voices of my 3 inner children. They want to be heard. Perhaps your's do too?