Monday, November 12, 2012

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen...

Listening is a personal pilgrimage that takes time and a willingness to lean into life. 
With each trouble that stalls us and each wonder that lifts us, we're asked to put down our conclusions and feel and think anew*

Unpredictable as life itself, the practice of listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and challenging art forms on earth. Each of us is by turns a novice and a master—until the next difficulty or joy undoes us*

Our friendship with everything larger than us opens us to the wisdom of Source. This is the work of being. Our friendship with experience opens us to the wisdom of life on earth. This is the work of being human. And our friendship with each other opens us to the wisdom of care. This is the work of love*

In a daily way, listening is being present enough to hear the One in the many and the many in the One. Listening is an animating process by which we feel and understand the moment we are in, repeatedly connecting the inner world with the world around us, letting one inform the other*

For the living Universe can be entered at any time by listening to our inmost self. This begins by meeting ourselves and opening our minds to silence. It helps to think of silence as the connective tissue for all life. By listening to silence, we can be nourished by everything that is larger than us*

Hi there peoples... 

Truth time
I have been under the weather and bogged down
with a mental state of mind that is most certainly not conducive 
to achievement, happiness or satisfaction... the clouds are
parting though... deep breath. This too shall pass.



Eleni said...

Oh, poor you, I hope you're doing better. Sending hugs from across the oceans x

In My Wild Eden said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Thank you so much for the comment you left me. It is wonderful to see our boys grow into men. I love how both of mine are taller than their dad now. I think they love it too (and so does their dad)! I hope you are going to have a wonderful and beautiful week. I very much enjoy your pictures!

Dilys said...

Wow! We all think listening is such an easy task, but this makes you see listening can be a whole new experience when you hear mindfully. I love your photos, tiny people, huge flowers, both calling attention to things by changing the perspective! If flowers were that big, or people that tiny, we would certainly expierence them in an whole new way! The words you chose also opened my heart to a new way of thinking about listening. I try to practice listening but the truth is I am mostly a talker. Thanks for the reminder that listening is often neglected and at least as important!

Diana Studer said...

I'm fascinated by the little people. Did you make them? Or find another gifted crafter? They have such character and personality, stories to tell, moods to share - not a bland anodyne Barbie doll figurine.

Lucille said...

I hope you are feeling happier under blue skies.