You hit it right on the head with “can you hear me now?” If the answer is “no” it’s probably because I can’t hear me now. Once I get that clarity–tune in to that signal–I’ll be clear to others, too. − Steve Farber, author, Radical Leap, and Radical Edge
Listening. I’m listening now in a way that I wish I had listened all of my life. Oh the things that I’ve missed by having thoughts when I could have been hearing what was said. People share such marvelous things, gifts really, golden glorious, gentle gems. I walked right by them without knowing. Who would have thought that listening requires that my ears be wired to my heart?
It’s not so much sadness I feel . . . or regret at things done wrong. What I feel is the absence, the loss that comes from not knowing. I feel minus a glow I might have had, if only I had been listening . . . and hearing.
I’d feel a brightness shining deep inside me, that’s only now begun.
If a tree falls in a forest . . .
I want to be listening.
Glistening in the light.
−me strauss Letting me be