Cut the Noise, Hear His Voice

Apr 18, 2024 | Fred Toke, Lifestyle

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Reducing the noise in our lives is essential for finding clarity, purpose, and a deeper connection with God. Amidst life’s cacophony, embracing strategies to reduce noise becomes crucial.

Here’s a guide to finding focus:

Simplify: Know What You Want

Start by decluttering our lives—materially, digitally, and emotionally. It means prioritizing what truly matters and shedding the superfluous. Simplification isn’t about less for the sake of less; it’s about making room for what truly enriches our lives, enhancing our ability to listen to God’s still small voice.

Specialize: Know What You Are Good At.

Knowing our strengths and passions reduces the noise of uncertainty and directs our energies more effectively toward fulfilling our purpose and contributing meaningfully to the world. It also reduces our appetite to stalk or be envious of the success of others.

Reducing the noise in our lives is essential for finding clarity, purpose, and a deeper connection with God.

Synchronize: Know Your Place in a Larger Community.

We foster a sense of belonging and connection by aligning with the needs of the community around us as part of a broader ecosystem. This paves the way for a life of service, knowing that our actions are part of something bigger than ourselves.

“And slowly, a discussion begins — as Morrie has wanted all along — about the effect of silence on human relations. Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?” — Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

“Be still, and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10

Fred Toké aka Dr.Tokèmon

Fred Tokė, aka Dr. Tokėmon, is a Clinical Psychologist by training and was a former adjunct professor at Nanyang Technological University. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Malaysia Sabah’s Faculty of Medicine. Besides teaching, he also provides clinical psychotherapy services to the downtrodden and the discouraged.

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