Thursday, August 24, 2006


The best kind of communicating is not done with our mouths at all. There is power in the written word, yes, but having someone really hear what you are trying to say is the most powerful communication form of all. And this we do with our ears and the heart that lies within. We have busy lives, live in a noisy world and the chaos that surrounds us all is deafening. So, the art of hearing is getting harder and harder every day, but when we do it, it says so much.

Listening says:

I am putting you above all else, right at this moment.

I am concentrating on you alone and opening up my heart to your life.

I am purposely taking you in, to understand your feeling.

I am loving just you alone, right now.

We all need to be heard. And that is one of the reasons we are all this blog realm, right? And we are growing and learning and changing because we hear what each one of us has to say.

~the communication we are practicing with our ears~


Blogger bb said...

i'm listening, sweetness.

when you write, you have my undivided attention :-)

10:46 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

so appropriate to read this after our phone conversation.

i hear you.
thank you for hearing me.

love you,
your baby sis

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

I know when we talk sometimes I hear a pause, because I know you are listening to your heart.
I love you daughter of mine.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

When is MOM going to get her Blog!!! lol You darling women sharing your love story brings tears to me sometimes, just reading your sweet post, reading Boho's cute loving comments, then mom's, and sometimes your little girl, I'm sooooo Glad we have you sweet women in our Blogging world! Love to love you, xoxooxo in my prayers, all you sweeties

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the listening part seems to elude people so often...your right, it is so validating to be heard here in the silence.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous poet said...

i hear you too. poet

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

The flow of your writing is so gripping it is like I can hear you speaking and my attention is completely captured.

Keep going!! I love listening to you!!



8:21 PM  
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9:48 PM  
Blogger Bek said...

Some communication bypasses the ears entirely.
Straight into the heart.
That is how I feel about you Darlene.

*You* are already in my heart... and of course you are a remarkable wordsmith and poet ~ the words are infact a little inconsequential to what it is I already know within your heart ~
WHich speaks to mine.
And understands you so very well.

Your email to me is just gold.

I honour all about *you*... always

9:56 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

This is so true-it makes my heart sing with gratitude-for all the times I have been heard and listened to, by you and the rest of this wonderful tribe.

Love to you

4:32 PM  

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