As you listen closely to the world, you no longer always feel the urge to talk back. Why is it people are conditioned to be good talkers but not effective listeners? How do you receive what is said? Often, people pay more attention to their inner chatter than what others are saying.
As you begin to truly listen to yourself and the thoughts that pass through the mind, you discover how it feels to sit quietly for hours and appreciate the silence. Present moment awareness brings your attention away from the business of life. You have less to discuss. Pay attention to your conversations. Notice how often you refer to the past or future. To listen is to absorb wisdom, to hear what is between the words, where the words are coming from, what is expressed in body language, the vibration of the sounds. You listen with all senses. The present moment reveals all.
As you allow yourself to grow quiet, you let go of all static between the ears. Listening to the body triggers catharsis. In essence, you know what is wrong or unbalanced right away. You sense what the body requires and take action to recify it. When you feel tired, you rest. When your body feels ancy, you exercise. When you sense hunger, you eat. When you sense a full bladder, you relieve it. When you listen to the mind, you know what it wants. As you get in synch with the body, perceived time is irrelevant. If you feel awake late at night, you do not force sleep. Emotions are also a reliable gauge for how well you listen to inner self. Deep listeners only know peace, only show love and compassion, and only hear through a lens of complete acceptance.
In essence, give yourself permission to listen to the soul. Give yourself permission to transcend conditioning. Compassion and kindness are the silent guides that invite you to listen more deeply to yourself and the world. When you listen rather than think, your intuitive powers kick in and guide you to gather insight. Open to trust. Harmony is ever-present. It observes your thoughts.