Offering and receiving the gift of listening allows for the heart and soul to be heard. But, often we get so busy that we don’t truly listen to what others have to say, let alone listening to what our own body and intuition has to say. Because we don’t truly listen, people around us can feel unheard. Because we don’t truly listen to our body and intuition, we can miss signs and opportunities starring us right in the face.
Getting settled on a bench in the great outdoors, I opened my awareness to the sounds in my environment. Various birds singing their songs dominated my sound waves. Taking a deep breath, I went inward and listened to what my body had to say by way of feeling sensations.
Visualizing someone right in front of me talking, I gave them my full attention. By giving them my presence they were able to speak from their heart and soul. By speaking from the heart and soul, perhaps they actually heard themselves and in doing so, answered their own questions. In this way, giving them the gift of listening is so rewarding! Turning things the other way around by visualizing someone listening to me, I actually felt heard. By being heard, the gift of understanding was received. Being heard and understood gives me the courage to open my heart more.
Be attentive and give the gift of listening to others. Receive the gift of listening from others by being open. When alone, be attentive and listen to the body and mind. As Rumi says, “Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️