Listen, listen, listen …

You must remain attentive in order to be able to receive.*
(John O’Donohue)

Attention is an act of creation.**
(Nancy Kline)

You say listen but I want to act.

We have to do something.

There has to be a decision.

Instead of making a mighty leap, why not create a process, take a walk?

This is about creating a living, breathing transition between what has been and what is needed, between the past and the future.

When we move forward through listening, we’ll find much more to inform us about what might be.

The first listen is to listen with our heads.  The second listen is to be heart-attentive.  The third listening occurs in our taking a walk, trying things out, letting more speak to us that we cannot hear whilst we’re careering through the air, wind whistling past our ears in the mighty leap.

(*John O’Donohue, quoted in the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Nancy Kline’s More Time to Think.)


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