How can my inner voice be tamed?

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  • ADeepak Chopra, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
    The answer is freedom, yet in a most peculiar way: You must freeyourself from decisions. The voice in your head will die down onceyou stop making choices. A samskara - a groove in the mind that makes thoughts flow in thesame direction and thus robs one of free choice - is a choice youremember from the past. Each choice changed you by a tiny fraction.The process began at birth and continues to this day. Instead offighting it, we all believe we should keep on making choices; as aresult, we keep adding new samskaras and reinforcing the old ones.In Buddhism, this is called the wheel of samskara because the sameold reactions keep coming around again and again. In a cosmicsense, the wheel of samskara is what drives a soul from onelifetime to the next - old imprints impel us to face the sameproblems time and again, even beyond death. Yet in a state of simple awareness, the most evolutionary choicesseem to come spontaneously. While the ego agonizes over everydetail of a situation, a deeper part of your awareness knows whatto do already, and its choices emerge with amazing finesse andperfect timing. Hasn't everyone experienced flashes of clarity inwhich they suddenly know just what to do? Choice-less awareness isanother name for free awareness. By freeing up the choice-makerinside, you reclaim your right to live without boundaries
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