We can easily surmise that we may be connected – at a gut level – to same positive internal voice or force as the people around us, but we cannot always see that the negative thoughts inside heads may also be just as universal.
We like think of the egoic voice inside our heads that rationalizes, worries, postures, and envies as unique. Special. Our own personalized brand of ego, self-doubt, and baggage that belongs only to us.
“Sure, we might share the good desires we have. But my internal demons are mine.”
This sentiment can result in a great deal of shame and guilt. (AKA: More Resistance.)
However, if the good part of us that strives to love, to give, and to share is connected to the greater Universe – maybe the same goes for the Resistance within us that strives to keep us trapped in the status quo. Though the form of Resistance might vary person to person, the negative voice itself may not.
By recognizing that the little voice that whispers doubtful thoughts is not personal – but rather just a part of everyone’s human experience – we can learn to take it less seriously. Less personally.
We can allow the thoughts to come and go as they may without identifying with them. Without making them part of who we are.
As we strive to deal with this voice, the first step may just be to see it for the impersonal force that it is.
The Spirit and the Ego within us are not unique. Only our reaction to each voice is within our control.