More often than not, at the dinner table, someone looks down at their lap, fidgeting with their mobile device of choice. Someone else has caught their attention. “Don’t text with your mouth full” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Can you count how many times you’ve gone through the checkout line without making eye contact with the cashier? Many of us opt for automated kiosks. Is the energy expended in human conversation part of our decision?
We have so many opportunities to connect with one another. Fortunately, we also have the opportunity to connect with nature, the plants and trees. Our world can be so beautiful, but we have to be aware.
I venture to say that we are each beautiful, too. Our souls shine brilliantly with the the Light of Wisdom. From a twinkle of the eye to a visible aura, we each hold this gift in our being. We don’t have to do anything; it is there. It is about our be-ing. We have to be open, selfless, and vulnerable. We have to be heard. We need others to help listen us into this beautiful being, and we need to be good stewards to others and everything around us in return.
Who listens to you? Who calls your soul forth with the tenderness of a bonded mother with her nursing babe? With whom can you communicate with a smile or a glance? Can you gauge how others feel just by being in their presence? Do you realize you have the power to share compassion with them without saying a word?
I hope you have those who listen to you, that you can check in regularly to see where you really are in this life — who you really are. May you be one who listens. Be fully present to those around you. Be aware.
You are a gift to us all.