Are we really listening?
Why is it that sometimes we hear just the thing we needed to hear at the exact time we needed to hear it and other times, it seems we are searching for answers and can't get the one we need? I belive it has to do with being "present" in the moment. If I am completely willing to open my ears to hear the messages that are constantly being sent my way, I might hear one or two of them. But I can rest assured if I don't open my ears, I won't hear anything and I will sit there and wonder, "Now why is it I can't seem to get any answers around here?" That great saying, "If you feel yourself not as close to God, ask yourself who moved?" says it best. I believe God is always sending me messages, subtle little hints about goodness and mercy, grace and faith. When I am not hearing those, it is I, certainly not He, who is responsible. One of my favorite sayings I use in workshops is "We were given two ears and one mouth. That means we should speak 1/2 as much as we listen." Great advice in order to hear the messages intended for us.
Have a great day and remember to be kind to each other!
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