How Do I Find My Voice?

Readers who know of my love for baseball may assume the title question has to do with all the post-season yelling I’ve been doing here in Dallas for the Texas Rangers.  As much as I’d like to make this post a baseball analogy, I have more pressing concerns on my mind.

This week’s Mindful Monday post described “getting at it,” that is, figuring out what makes your heart soar and then doing it.  Myrtle Fillmore, the co-founder of the Unity spiritual movement, spoke the words I repeated on Monday and as I hope they have for you, the words stuck with me this week

As we push into Friday, I feel pushed back because my Truth befuddles me.

Myrtle said, “Get busy using the Truth you know. Love those about you in a practical way; pay no attention to what others are doing, in so far as to make comparisons. Bring forth your own joyous world of love, friendship, beauty and plenty. God is giving everything required to build such a world. There is within you the God-given intelligence to build such a world. Get at it!”

Why do I say my Truth befuddles me? 

Because I don’t know how to vocalize it.  I can’t seem to put words to my Truth.  I feel like I’m stumbling around trying to speak but instead I stop, stare for awhile, open my mouth as if to utter something–anything about my Truth–and then I close my mouth.

What am I doing here?  Myrtle admonishes me to display my “own joyous world of love, friendship, beauty and plenty.”

Don’t I need to find my voice first?

I really do want to get at it, but lacking a voice seems to paralyze my actions.

I think I know what I want to do–grow B Here Today into a world-wide conversation around matters of mindfulness and presence of the heart and then build the B Here On Purpose brand to help folks lock in purposeful mindfulness in all areas of life.

I open my mouth to speak and close it again because I feel overwhelmed by technology, overcome by confusion, pain and suffering among people I love dearly and overwrought by weariness.

No wonder I can’t find my voice. 

I’m just being honest here, folks.  I desperately want to speak my Truth but I feel muffled.

Can anyone relate?  Can you feel what I’m trying to describe?  Can you share how you move deeper past the vocal blockages, so a whisper, scream or shout will emerge?

Or is this simply a time to be quiet, to wait until my voice instinctively knows it’s time to come forth?

Can anybody speak to me?





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  1. Becky Vance says:

    Very moving post and I can certainly relate. I know there are many others out there for whom this message will also resonate. Perhaps they haven’t found their voice to post a comment? Then let me be the first…….hugs to you Ms. Beth. Everything happens in God’s time……………

    • Beth says:


      Your unwavering support is a HUGE part of expressing my voice. And may I say that the work you do on behalf of parents affected by the disease of addiction indicates a high-volume voice of your own. You have an incredible ability to unite voices and because I know you do it with love, in my book, there is no greater calling.

      B Well & Present,

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