In my own life I watch myself acting more like the tide coming in and the water fills up any space it encounters

Rather than the tide receding and leaving space and a vacuum for something to happen.

Both are necessary.

Here’s an example:
I am having some earrings fixed. I dropped them off over a month ago to a good jeweler in town. I got impatient and called only to find out the proprietor had been in an accident and was severely injured. Two weeks later (today) I was wheeling by and stopped in to ask about the earring progress (I want what I want when I want it..tide rolling in..ego..).

There sat my friend the jeweler in the lobby with a sling on his arm looking weary and worn.

My wantingness immediately turned to empathy as I saw him in his discomfort and I told him to forget about completing my earrings till after the New Year. I listened to his story with a soft heart, wanting nothing other than the communion we were sharing (tide going out leaving space for possibility).

I rolled on feeling rich, light, connected, grateful those earrings led me to such an encounter.

I was reminded of this very short video on LISTENING.

I wish us all peace.




3 Responses to “Listening”

  1. SHARON ROSE on December 2nd, 2015


  2. Jenny on December 3rd, 2015

    yes yes Cathy . The world would have breathed yes . ( says me speaking for the world) -and the sun just shone through now! On my iPad! There is a quote in the preface to the Cloud of Unknowing ” … love is the highest cognitive power, far superior to the powers of reason and intellect.”

  3. Alexandra Eldridge on December 3rd, 2015

    Ah, yes, deep listening with no response, just listening. So healing.

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