Thoughts Scott Begot – April 2017

All you have to do is listen.

Stop the headlong hustle of your day for just a moment and listen to the world around you. There is a symphony of sounds resounding around you with each auditory notion manifesting from specific locations for some particular reason. The hums, chirps, blips, and bells. The rustling, scraping, swooshing, and singing. The banging, whispering, swiping, and beeping. Within that white noise of the crowd are little individual statements popping out. Layered on top of each other, these sounds surround us, and all we need to do is notice. In this paying attention, we hear existence making the music of our time. Listen to all the ways that life is becoming and passing in every moment.

All you have to do is listen.

Listen when someone is speaking to you. When you feel yourself forming words for a response, let them slide away and just listen. When you begin to want to be heard as well, to speak out as a way of saying, “See me. Affirm me, too,” just trust that there will be another occasion in which it is your turn. Listen and let the other person open up, go deep. Offer them this gift by simply paying attention to their words, their intent, and their being. Listen to another and see how you are moved in witnessing the life of another person expressing themselves. Listen and understand the opportunity in front of you to watch and honor the Universe experiencing itself through this one unique being in this one precious moment.

All you have to do is listen.

Take a deep breath and calm your mind and listen to the beating of your own heart. Slow yourself and create a vast empty space into which you might hear moments of insight, murmurs of comfort, and movements of awe. Listen to that part deep within that soaks up the information from your intellect, the longings of your heart, and the hopes of your soul then offers them back to you in a still small voice softly suggesting the way. Listen for nothing at all and wait for it to arrive with its bounty.

All you have to do is listen.

Scott

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