It becomes increasingly more lonely to live a life of presence in today’s world. We try to listen deeply and the other drinks in the empathy we channel. Then when we need deep listening, it is often not to be found. We are greeted with a barrage of self-absorbed words tripping over more words. We survive by leaning into the constant presence of the divine that informs and sustains us.
We desire to listen as an unconditional gift, even making it an intentional spiritual practice; however, our humanity longs for reciprocation. May we live into a bountiful space where deep listening defines our humanity and each one is blessed with a generous listener.
Constant Spirit Sprung My young self shook with sheer terror in the Disclosure Confrontation Marathon where they likened me to a monkey swinging from bar to bar shrieking,”Look at me, look at me!” A constant stream of words “saying nothing worth hearing” until, the truth I sought so desperately welled up from Constant Spirit “I don’t love anyone because I don’t know how.” Redemption. Relief to know a starting point for growth. Disclosure Confrontation Marathon- No deep listening here. Trauma aside, it pushed me onto the path. How much better to have been led to it. c. Rita Hemmer Kowats 7/31/2021
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