“It is impossible to listen when you’re talking.”
The ability to keep quiet is one of the keys to successfully listening, both in daily life and when seeking communication from within.Unfortunately, inner quiet is unusual for most of us.
Even when alone, we talk to ourselves: we hear the sounds of our own thoughts, remember musical melodies, and so on. We become easily distracted by random memories, noises and other intrusions.
When you learn to listen, it becomes easier to relax. Your mind clears more quickly and attentiveness to environment is enhanced. As you allow yourself to listen, thoughts become less random and more controllable – and, most important, you hear plainly what’s going on inside.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I have learned to listen.