A wonderful tool to assist you in discerning if you are listening to your authentic self, or to the false self that you have made, also known as the ego is to ask this simple question.
Who is the I? Who is the I thinking this I-the I? That is thinking this who is the I that is feeling this.
This will assist you in discerning what voice, you are listening to the voice of authenticity and truths, or the voice that you have made.
The discerning qualities of your authentic self is kindness, love, directness, while the discerning qualities of the ego are anxiety, panic, feeling like if you don’t you will have failed.