The other day someone asked me a question.
I know them well, so was not expecting them to hear what I actually said,
but what they thought I said - based on their way of seeing things.
(When someone is a bit more awake than those around them,
they presume they know.)
I know I keep saying the same thing - we do not hear what is being said,
we hear what our mind tells us is being said - based on our old
conditioning. (If you really heard just one thing someone who is living in the zone says,
you would wake up.)
So once again: Listen. Stop, take a breath, and listen to other other
person - not what your mind is telling you they are saying.
Now in everyday conversation it is not too important -
because what people are usually saying, is not too important -
stories; ideas; advice - which they are not living themselves; complaint.
If it is someone for whom you have respect,
and they seem to be happier than you are,
listen - not with your mind, but with your heart.
Don’t try to understand what they are saying - just let it in.
This person waited for me to finish what I was saying, then immediately
analysed it, and fed it back. They had absolutely no idea what I was attempting to
share. Trouble is, they thought they did.
Not agreeing; not disagreeing; and not attempting to understand.
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Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:54
Reminds me of a line I heard in a skit on Saturday Night live years ago…”listen to me now and hear me later”…it is true most people are so entrenched in their dramas or perceived realities they only recognize reflections of their thoughts…I have often said, reality is that which remains after we remove all our perceptions…A task that requires extreme discipline…as I see things, this is what Jesus was calling man to live when he said, “you must be vigilant in every moment” for those who have the ears to hear, you are not alone.
For further understanding you may be interested in reading some blogs I write on Patheos.com http://www.patheos.com/blogs/prophetormadman/archives/
Bruce Adams AKA
Prophet or Madman