This post is part of the 2012 A-Z challenge, created by the intrepid Arlee Bird at: http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/
My gratitude word for today is "Listen." How many times have you been in a conversation and spent the entire time planning how you were going to respond to what the other person was saying? I spent most of my life communicating that way. I had to teach myself to focus and pay attention to the other person. It's not always easy, especially if they are saying hurtful things. But if I truly listen, I am giving both them and me a gift.
The other important aspect of listening for me is to listen to myself. To my own inner voice and wisdom. To my body. What is it trying to tell me? What happens if I don't pay attention. Most of the time, if I don't listen, I get sick, or hurt, or miss an opportunity. Some negative consequence happens.
So I am learning to tune in more and more and listen, both to myself and to others.
How about you?
I am out of town this weekend, but will catch up with everyone Sunday night.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here on Monday and Tuesday. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair.
"ONLY ONE THING IS MORE FRIGHTENING THAN SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH, AND THAT IS NOT SPEAKING IT." Naomi Wolf
"We are called human beings, not human doings."
Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
"The way to do is to be."