The art of listening is a skill to be improved everyday.
If we can quiet our mind and pay attention to these tiny details, we can discover the whispers of the spirit that can lead to appropriate action with the natural order of the universe.
As described in my article, “Feel the Body and Relax”, consciously monitor the body. This is the beginning of tuning your ears to the sounds around you.
This also applies to visual cues as well.
There may be times when there is too much noise around you, which may cause irritation but if you relax and listen, you can choose to remove yourself from the situation or do what you can to reduce the noise.
However, there is music that can facilitate your awareness of peace as well.
If the noise cannot be avoided, then try to breathe and calm down to then become one with it. Return to the space within your body that is always there as the void that encompasses all that is in this universe, including the noise around you.
The music of life is everything that you hear. If you cannot hear, pay attention to the art that life is. And if you cannot see, just be as you are. Your awareness is key.
When you are ‘awake’ or deeply in the moment, connections are made with others and things in the world that may be judged as coincidence. Whether you call it the law of attraction or synchronicity, just listen and observe. Life is amazing! Flow with it and marvel at its expression.
Enter the sounds around you and dive into the depth of the sounds, such as the source of the vibrational energy. Notice how gaps of silence may arise and observe the differences in tone.
As you are doing this, you are also feeling your body and the subtle energy within it. You may hear the beautiful songs of birds play in nature or the wind rustle the leaves of a tree. Listen to the sounds of a wave flowing with the movement of the wind and crashing into the sand at the shore.
When you hear a certain song in passing, it may stimulate a certain feeling in you. Listen and just observe. Same thing when you encounter a coincidence in your life, observe. These are the little things in life that are opportunities for your consciousness to flower.
Often times, when we talk to someone, we do not really listen to them, but rather, we focus on our mind on what we want to say next. We are waiting for them to finish talking so that we can say what we want to say. If you can allow the other person to speak fully without interruption, you allow them space to be. Of course, you are engaged, but you respectfully respond at the appropriate moment.
Listening is not just with the ears but with your whole being.
Please read my article "Communicate Deeply With Your Family".