BE SILENT AND LISTEN; THERE LIFE IS SPEAKING!
And to truly listen to others we must take the time to see them as holy - as one with the Divine. To truly communicate with another we must first stop judging them. The moment we meet someone new, everyone of us begins to make assessments. We know nothing about the person before us, but we may notice how they dress. This judgment we make about how they are dressed leads us to other judgments, possibly about social status or where they are from. We may notice how their hair is done or an accented voice. All leading us to think we know something about a person we really know nothing about. Within the first few seconds we have already picked out a box into which we may place them; but, there is another way to see that person; that is to come into their presence honoring their truth and listening deeply without judgment. In this way we may see who they really are. No one is in our lives by accident. Each person we meet brings a gift with them, a blessing if we open to it.
Invite the Divine into your life. Be silent. Be humble. Cease to cherish your opinions; simply observe - do not judge. Offer love first in every situation. Here is the key point. Life is always speaking and the answers are everywhere. How do we set our receiver to start tuning in? Here are six things, that if practiced regularly and with serious intention will allow Life to speak. You will find that Life (the Universe, Divine Mind, or the God of your understanding) speaking in many subtle ways. The voice of Life is always subtle - attentiveness is always necessary:
1. Invite the Divine into your life.
2. Be silent.
3. Be humble.
4. Cease to cherish your opinions.
5. Simply observe - do not judge (accept that all is in Divine order at all times)
6. Offer Love first in every situation. Love is always the answer.
Gene Ford Runnels