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The Many Voices Heard in the Journey

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


You can hear them.

People saying or writing:
..........results of learned studies....
...thinly masked criticisms...
......words of doubt....
..........encouragement that doesn't seem heartfelt, just 'politically correct'....

As each of us assesses our positives, negatives, dreams, realistic options, and goals of this or that type.... we open our ears, minds and hearts to the voices that have been there all along.

We.... listen.

Put on the filters, folks, but DO listen!

When the tendency is to discard a concept... reconsider it. Why? Because we've heard suggestions and advice and criticism for years -either directed toward us or just overheard - and we can grow selectively unable to hear because we tune out certain ideas automatically.

Criticsm and negative comments are full of virtue; we just have to turn them around a bit and maybe shake them so they're insides are outside and useful.

We read articles that 'are old news'.... but DO we read them or just think "Oh, I know THAT" and go through the motions without giving the text the attention we deserve to give for our own benefit?

While we track in trackers, read posts in teams, write blogs.... we need to open our minds and think. The many voices we can hear if we are willing to absorb and filter them have the ability to enrich our journeys, empower us in our growth.

Being aware of the many ideas opens up our options, and that is just great!
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  • CHAS1949
    Your blog was wonderful today. It made me ponder....... I need to go back and think about the messages from my Spark friends and re-read the articles that I read early in my Spark journey.
    3687 days ago
    I agree Carol, you are doing a lot of thinking lately
    and that means you are allowing yourself to grow
    and hear other opinions. Good on you... emoticon
    3688 days ago
    Great blog Sam. You are really thinking a lot lately. Maybe you are letting yourself open up to the things that you need . Maybe because of all you have learned and listened to you are ready to take another journey inside yourself. Listen to your body and your soul. Creating is doing but sometimes it takes time to find what you really want. Have fun with the new yearnings. Pam
    3688 days ago
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