Listen to learn, how hard is that to do? How often do we take the time out just to listen? To listen to others? To listen to the sounds of nature? To listen to our own hearts? How much time do we take out of our lives to just listen?
When we listen are we preparing to answer the thought that is being generated in our minds? What is the nature of that thought? Where did the thought come from? If our mind is focused on listening it needs to be focused on the words, the sounds and rhythms rather than formulating a response.
What if we had a listener first approach to sounds of the world whether people, nature or the heart?
Look at the image at the top of the post. What do you hear? What sounds do you think are emanating from the image?
Are life’s secrets in the listening?
If you had a week to do whatever you wanted to do what would you do? Assume that you had the finances to do what you wanted to do. Assume that what you did would contribute to the good.
If you had one week to travel where would you go?
If you had one week to help others what would you do?
If you had one week to learn something new what would you want to learn about?
If you had one week experience something new what would it be?
If you could help just one person who would that be?
If you could meet just one person who would that be?
Imagine if _________________________________________________________
Fill in the story – Imagine if “what” … what would that story be?
Imagine if there were no more wars …. What would that mean?
Imagine if there were no more pollution … what would that mean?
Use your imagination what story do you want to tell?
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows” Epictetus