Friday, September 12, 2014
Today I am thinking about...
'Listening'. This day I will spend really and truly listening. As I walk I will listen for bird calls, leaves rustling, the sound of a small branch falling from a tree. So many sounds that I usually walk right past.
I will listen carefully to those who speak to me today. Not just the lip service of hearing the 'gist' but actually weighing their words. Not just a nod to show I understand when I haven't really listened fully.
I will truly listen to the music that fills my day. Everyday I have music in my studio -- today I will really and truly listen to it. I'll sing along, get up and dance or at least sway to the rhythm and the sound.
Today I will be listening - truly and deeply to all the sounds around me. I wish I could perfect the habit of doing this all the time.
"Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind." - Madeleine L'Engle, Swiftling Tilting Planet