Welcome to another lovely day! My friend mentioned that she did not receive an email notification for yesterday’s post. So — if you missed Day 10 click here to read.
I think I mentioned that I’m reading the book, “Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening – A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life”. Kay Lindahl, the author writes;
“Learning to truly listen to one another is the beginning of new understanding and compassion, which deepens and broadens our sense of community.”
Lindahl goes on to say that by truly listening to another we are loving them and that the other feels loved by the presence we bring to their dialogue.
This truth was further validated last evening when I listened to an Eckhart Tolle talk with a friend.
Tolle was speaking on bringing present moment awareness into everyday activities like working, preparing food, driving, shopping etc. etc.
He basically said that when you give your undivided attention to someone, they feel special; loved.
What do you think? Do you feel loved or special when someone deeply listens to you? Can you tell when someone isn’t listening to you? How does it make you feel?
Practice for the week: Bring present moment awareness into daily activities by; focus awareness to the breath, feel the aliveness of the inner body, become aware of sense perceptions. Repeat often during the day. Post sticky notes as reminders. Good Luck Friends.
I’ll let you know how I do with this.
Once again, thank you so much for accompanying me on this journey. I really appreciate the support and wonderful comments. 🙂 Wishing everyone a really awesome day.
If you are new to this blog and wonder what this is all about, I’ve given myself a 100 day “Learning about Love” challenge. So — for the next 100 days, it’s all about love. My good friend calls it a “love makeover” (hehehe).
I created a Facebook page for The Meaning for my Life to build a community where like-minded individuals can share the meaning for their life as well as items of inspiration to help keep us focused on Love, Life and Presence. Just give us a ‘Like’ and your in (hehe). The Like button is in the right sidebar under ‘My Story’ pages.
- “When you walk through a forest…” – Eckhart Tolle (moonlightenedshelves.wordpress.com)
- Learning about Love: Day 4 (grandeurvision.wordpress.com)
- Confessions of a Reformed Pessimist (lifehappens3.wordpress.com)