Do you think you are a good listener?
How about listening to yourself?
Recently I went out of town with my family.
Out of town…like “walk to the top of the hill to get cell reception” and “ain’t nothin’ but miles of cows” out of town. Remote.
It was blissful to unplug that way.
I remember walking up to the top of the hill without a cell phone. My cell was mostly tucked in my bag, largely ignored, so there are few photos of the stunning sunsets.
I didn’t log into anything for days.
Instead, I tuned into the relationships that mean the most to me.
I put myself in “listening mode.”
I sat on the covered porch each morning with my dog, my coffee, and the sound of cows.
My deepest wisdom has been pointing me in a new direction for several months, and I’m listening.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared my thoughts with people that I trust, and I really listened to the words I was saying, and what my advisors had to say in return.
Deep, deep listening.
It’s a tough skill to practice.
Here’s your homework this week:
Listen to yourself and others like they’re about to tell you something amazing. Life changing even.
Lean in. Perk up. Be there with everything but that mind that thinks constantly.
Mind off. Heart open.
Notice how often that mind of yours wants to chime in with its 2 cents.
And then watch this space for changes that are arising from my deep listening.
Love you madly,