lis·ten | [verb: do it] |
- to give attention with the ear
- to pay attention; heed; obey
- to wait attentively for a sound or message
synonyms: accept, admit, adopt, attend, concentrate, hear, monitor, pay attention, observe, receive, take notice, tune in
We all want to be heard.
Each of us, with our own unique reality, has a need to convey our belief; our side of the story.
Sometimes we shout to be heard… and sometimes silence speaks louder than anything else.
Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu
However, we only grow, progress, advance… by listening, absorbing, digesting.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
This week: exhale…and listen:
To someone who loves you: They may need you
To your competition: You could learn their next move
To your inner child: She may be reminding you of something important
To your intuition: The most important of all your guides
To the music: Art created to move you
To the silence: It’s space for you to expand
To your body : It’s smarter than you may think
To your thoughts: Your most private and precious gems.
Philosophy In Action
This week, make it a priority to listen more than you speak.Listen to the words in music instead of singing. Listen to the soundtrack in your home and assess its level of positivity. Listen to someone you care about – and beyond hearing words, listen to the larger message they need to express to you.
Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra
Use your words to train your brain. This week, when you must speak, say "I'm listening.."
Do you listen to what your body tells you? When giving yourself a gentle foot massage, look at a reflexology chart. Pain in a specific part of your foot may relate to a specific issue with a vital organ. Listen, feel, act.