Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf

The human race has entered a stage where no one listens anymore.

We hear but we do not listen. We surround ourselves in a bubble of our own views, an impenetrable echo chamber of hatred and fearmongering against other bubbles. There is no time for listening, instantly dismissing someone before they have even finished their sentence, based on judgements of our mind of what that person represents.

Listening requires pausing from thinking about our own answer, it requires not thinking about how something affects us and it requires not evaluating what the person is saying while they are saying it. It requires empathy, it requires the ability to understand, it requires the ability to actually take in a viewpoint different from our own. It requires a love of all human souls and a realisation that we are all equal no matter what, we are the one-life, the human race.

An indigenous saying from North America sums up listening well – “Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf”.

See, hear, feel…

Once you judge another you do not see them, hear them or feel them.

All you see, hear and feel is your mind and it’s thoughts of them based on your judgement.

Imagine if we choose to see, hear and feel without the mind and its judgement…perhaps we would see the other being for what they are. They are the same as you, but only if we go beyond the mind and become conscious.

Our essence and soul is the one life that is the entire universe.

We are not our thoughts, judgements, minds, bodies or egos and we can start to see, hear and feel ourselves and others.