Sunday, June 12, 2011
ARE YOU REALLY LISTENING?
Let's face it. This world is a busy one. And a loud one! Seems like at every turn someone is clamoring for our attention wanting something.And we spend so much of our time speaking trying to get across our message to others. Talking comes cheap for most of us but the art of listening it seems has become a lost art.If we were meant to talk more than we listen then why didn't our Creator give us two mouths and one ear instead of the other way around? When we talk we are only putting out what we think is the truth, but when we truly listen , then that is the times when we learn.I knowIi talk way too much at times but I have learned to listen a little better than I used to.I feel it is especially important for us to learn to listen with our "inner ears" to truly find the nuggets of spiritual truth that are constantly trying to get through to us as we hurriedly run along in our daily lives. The one thing I would tell those who are struggling with any kind of troubles and worries is for them to take at least One day a month and get out in nature and just"be" For that one day just think only of all the beauty they see in nature and really listen to all hte beautiful sounds they hear. And most importantly listen for that "Small, Still, Inner Voice" that will silently whisper life's truths to them.Just try it if you would like to see what i am talking about Its worth a try at least I hope it is for you. I will leave you with a quote from Ecclesiastes 3:1--"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven" And another quote from the Science fo Mind Textbook which states:I am now entered into the Secret Place of the Soul where complete quiet reigns supreme, and where God talks to me." May the new week ahead be filledf with all good things for you and yours!"HUGS" to all