What I learned at EST
Life is conversation, a speaking and a listening. It is this way because that is how it occurs.
The voice you hear in your head is saying exactly what you are listening for. It is called the "already always listening" and it creates a clearing for the occurring that is your life.
By changing your speaking and listening you can change your life because that is what your life consists of: an on going conversation. It is so automatic that we forget that it is there or can be changed. To make it work you have to honor your word as yourself.