attention and listening

we have been given 2 ears and 1 mouth but everything seems to indicate that we use them the other way round, we love to talk and we find it so hard to listen…

in a world in which energy flows to where our attention is focused, and attention has everything to do with listening, it is not superfluous to pay attention to our capacity to listen,
with our ears, and with the rest of our senses, sight, smell, and with other organs that help us to expand our perception, it never hurts to know a little about non-verbal language, what our body says and our mouth is silent.
How good are you at listening? Do you hear the signals that life brings you?
Are you able to listen to the subtle field of energy, beyond an obvious yes or no?

Which example do you prefer to stay with, Legolas (the elf from Lord of the Rings) or Avatar?

«When you think, it is as if you already speak. This inner word is real, powerful, magical, and it is this word that we call the Word. The Word is the thought that has not yet been translated by the word, on the physical plane, but it is already expressed through forms, colours, sounds. When you speak inwardly with all your soul and all your heart, the plants, the animals, the birds, the insects, understand your language, and the planets, the stars, the angels, the archangels, they also understand you.
In the invisible world, the creatures do not speak to each other with the words of a language, but with the colours, the forms, the melodies that emanate from them, and each one immediately knows how to interpret that language. The day will come when men will communicate with each other by their emanations alone, and they will understand each other because the Word is the universal language.»
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (1900-86), Everyday Thoughts, Prosveta Publishing House.

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