Listening – (Audio by Miriam – Click More)

April 20, 2018

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

 Listening is an art form
That many of us have not yet
Achieved.

We remain oh so busy, 
only thinking of our needs.

Make the time to 
listen and hear

What others have to say,

And

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 
 and

how they wish to fulfill their dreams.

Shutting our mouths,

opening our ears,
we can learn

what empathy and connection
really means.

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,

Yes, today.

3 Responses to Listening – (Audio by Miriam – Click More)

  1. Henrik (Brix Kronborg) / @ProjektPingPong April 24, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    When i read your lines about “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,” it made me think about a fascinating conversation I came across some time ago – in which Daniel Pink reflects about the promise he as an author makes to his readers: (in my transcription – see http://pingsintranslation.blogspot.com/2016/04/promises-made-to-readers.html or https://www.facebook.com/AdamMGrant/videos/vb.488080794576017/1114995331884557)
    “I’m asking the reader to say: oh, no matter, what you are doing in your life, just stop. Please stop, spend how ever long it takes, 20 minutes, half an hour, with me, because it is more important than anything else you’re doing – more important than doing your work, more important than exercising, more important than spending time with your family – just spend that time with me, and it will be a better use of your time. And you’re like “whoa, wait a second, I’m actually making the promise that that’s the case, I better deliver on that promise.”

    Whenever I write something, i try to keep this in mind. If I am not able to deliver on it, I hope nobody will waste their time reading what I write.

    • Christopher Pollard May 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

      Hello Henrik,

      Thank you for your reply.

      I am unclear what it is you would like me to understand?

      Best Wishes

      Miriam

      • Hi Miriam,

        Well, it is not something for you to understand – it was simply your words about our responsibilities when we write that made me think of Adam Grant’s and Daniel Pink’s words about our responsibilities when we write. I simply made the connection and wanted to share this viewpoint as well.
        And do not worry. When I read what you write, you deliver on the promise – it is better use of my time than what I would otherwise have been doing.
        All the best,
        Henrik

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