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?