Everything is speaking to you in its own language. Notice where you listen with the mind or the heart to people, situations and other things you perceive in your life. When you judge something as good or bad, this is the mind. When you see blessings, this is the heart. Notice when you feel connected to or disconnected to the heart. Love is what you are made of.
The human part of you thinks listening is based on words. In the mind, the act of listening is an interpretation of words and their meanings. The mind agrees or disagrees with what is perceived. (i.e., I like what is happening or I do not like it) When mind agrees, it simply confirms its existing beliefs It cannot see beyond self-created limitation. When the mind disagrees, you are blocked. You are not really hearing. The moment you apply rules to something or judge it, you are not listening. You close off or shut out what is being conveyed.
The essence of being is the heart or core of you. Heartfelt listening recognizes everything has a vibration, a message. To listen with the heart is to be completely open. You see every perception points to a deeper message. This is how awakening happens. It is about sensing the way to who you are. The truth is felt. The more you see a message of love, the more you lose yourself and the more you are one with it. Whatever you can see, experience and allow, you are that.
If you are not listening fully, that is, if you are feeling bad, anxious judging it as good or bad, you are invited to recognize deeper meaning to imbalance. Watch what happens as you ask the heart for insight. It is always truthful. You always feel at ease or at peace when the self is absent, when you are not self-conscious. Notice joy flows freely. When you are enjoying life, watch what happens when someone asks you what you are feeling. Self comes into the picture and the priceless sensation is gone from view.
Notice when you are happy, you feel complete and connected and have no urge to ask questions. There is no need to fix, change or do anything. Connection is not something you do. Connection is ever present Emotions are a gauge that help you realize when you feel disconnected from the core.