Patience and effective communication have an odd kind of relationship. Over the past few months I’ve been quiet with myself and with the typewriter. Instead of blurting out my thoughts, I’ve sat on them and waited.
Not sure what I’ve been waiting for but tonight I realized that’s just it… we wait for something and really, it’s within us already, so we are waiting for the moment we uncover our truth.
Tonight I was asked what my practice is. My answer came immediately, without thought or script. “My practice is being awake daily. I remain in one aspect with harmony with my child – I continue to always notice the color of the wind, and the smell of the light. I see and feel the street, and only then do I notice the people and only then do I notice the cars and buildings. So, I suppose my practice is to feel before seeing.”
This does not mean I have a calm mind. Far from it. My mind has the ebb and flows of a dish washer at times, but I do know how to turn off – its just choosing when to. So, how does this help with my communication? Well as I see it, if we listen more intently, we communicate more effectively. If we communicate more effectively, we stay awake more truthfully as we are seen and therefore feel worthy of seeing.
Good night and thank you.