So it is with divine communication. The still, small voice, though still and small, is very powerful. It “whispereth through and pierceth all things.” 13 But like my old crystal set, the message may be there but we fail to pick it up. Perhaps something in our lives prevents us from hearing the message because we are “past feeling.” 14 We often put ourselves in spiritual dead spots—places and situations that block out divine messages. Some of these dead spots include anger (resentment, resentment, resentment, self-pity, self-doubt), pornography, transgression, selfishness, and other situations that offend the Spirit.
President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, Ensign, May, 2004