I was inspired to write ‘Listening’ back in 2001
It seems ‘listening and hearing’ have become even more of an art form in 2018.
It is easy to forget, as you sit in your office or like me in my writing cave removed from the hub of daily life and people.
The…. world is filled with noise and busyness. Everyone on their mission to succeed, rushing, driving themselves relentlessly.
Sadly they remain closed to listening to other’s needs; what is important to them, what they need to share.
My poem is about listening.
It equally transcends to our personal lives, to creatives and businesses too.
As an author and storyteller, it is not about me. It is about my followers, my audience.
I have a responsibility to ‘Listen and Hear’
Grab their attention, take them on an exciting journey, one they wish to go on.
What will lift my tribe up, inspire and encourage them?
By listening to your readers’ clients, family and friends,
You are giving that precious gift of time by allowing them to share their story. Help motivate, build relationships with trust and support.
Today, let’s give someone the gift of our time and attention. Respect and listen to what they have to say.
Listening is an art form
That many of us have not yet
We remain oh so busy,
only thinking of our needs.
Make the time to
listen and hear
What others have to say,
Create a deeper bond of harmony
and love along the way.
By listening more
We have the chance to learn
of others fears. Their hopes
how they wish to fulfill their dreams.
Shutting our mouths,
opening our ears,
we can learn
what empathy and connection
It requires an unselfish person
in this absorbed world
to listen unconditionally
to our loved ones
sometimes troubled world.
Love is listening and hearing
what the other has to say
Change your way of thinking
Become the listening and empathetic ear
right here, right now,