Listening Opens Doors

“…When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.”

Rumi

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”

Epictetus

Sometimes, the answer is already there, waiting for us to hear it, waiting for us to listen.

The problem is we often don’t give ourselves the space to think.

When was the last time you were truly alone with yourself?

No podcasts, no music, no distractions, just you and you.

Does that sound awkward or terrifying?

The majority of the time, we already know what the decision is—what we truly need, what’s missing, what’s bothering us—we’re just not listening for it, or giving the space for it to come out.

Take some time this week and have a silent retreat. It doesn’t have to be long. 15 minutes will feel like a lifetime.

Find somewhere quiet or go for a walk and bring a notebook and pen. Listen. Ask yourself questions.

Perhaps we already have the answers we are looking for, we just need to give them space to breathe.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1639

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