Are you here to listen?

“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening…”

Solomon Ibn Gabriol

Have you ever noticed that the word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’? Are you here to listen? Are you open to learning, growing and hearing?

10 thoughts on “Are you here to listen?

  1. For me, a big step. Many, many years of noise because I couldn’t stop talking. So I type pretty fast now instead 😂 🤣

    • Over Soil says:

      That’s hilarious Mark, still I bet you do listen really, but what to hear from it, we will see. For I know people do listen even when others are talking and talking and talking so fast and not letting a word in edge ways, because often they will remember what they wanted to hear and repeat that in their own perception.

      • We will all learn that inner truth eventually. But like all things in life, we must know and understand one side of life to know and appreciate the other. That and going through the blocking mechanism that fear is. And even it has great purpose in giving that understanding of wisdom.
        Thank you for sharing 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏼 🦋

  2. AKS says:

    second step is to empty yourself, third is listening

  3. A good reminder. thank you.

  4. Dilip says:

    Solomon Ibn Gabriol’s quote is profound. If only we can learn to be in silence deep within ~ wisdom flows in.
    Thank you for this lovely post Otrazhenie 🍁👍

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