The preceding posts have talked about suicide and the importance of listening. In our every day lives we can develop the art of listening. We can listen to our own hearts, souls and minds. We can listen to the others’ hearts, souls and minds. We can listen for God’s guidance in our lives. We can listen for the lessons we have to learn.
Every so often, I leave a conversation and think to myself, “I talked too much and didn’t listen enough”….I know it’s probably a surprise to you all but I love a good natter!!!!! :). So, I’m not saying we get it right all the time but I think monitoring of self is probably a good thing
Here is a second poem on Listening:
LISTENING TO THE SPACES. By Noel Davis
Spaces have their own lives.
Let them speak.
Listen to them with your eyes
in the quiet of your mind.
Give them the time they need
to tell their stories
for they are the nurseries and pits of life
the fields of strength ready for harvesting
the cultivators of our bigger minds.
We crowd them out to stifle our fears
to douse the pain refining our humanity.
Wonder in the beauty of their being
like the unseen air we breathe
the wind now still.
They hold the silence vibrant with life
the source of all being.
Listen then to their stories
and they will take you
deep into the naked heart of your reality
and there, gift you with new sight.