In our multi-tasking, ADHD world, it is incredibly hard to understand how divided that makes us internally. We often blame our external circumstances for the hectic pace, but Thomas Kelly in A Testament to Devotion offers another thought:
The outer distractions of our interests reflect an inner lack of integration of our own lives. We are trying to be several selves at once, without all our selves being organized by a single, mastering Life within us. Each of us tends to be, not a single self, but a whole committee of selves.
This explains the voices in my head!
The path is surrender. We are called to allow the Holy One to bear our burdens. We are called to take up his yoke and walk with him.
Our lives can find deep unity within Christ. Without him, we continue to have committee meetings inside our heads.