Are you interested in …..listening ?

So what I say , should be for the good of listeners.

Do I speak to build up or destroy ?

Can I be an instrument to build unity ? Which is better? To spew venom or speak words of wisdom .

How will I be aware of my words? A good way will be to reflect either at the end of the first half of day or at the day’s end.

Surely I will know I have spoken well, and can note that as the highlight of the day.

Recalling poor words , will help me to avoid that in the future .

How do I speak with wisdom .

Listening will help a lot. One gets a good understanding of the context of things said or unsaid. An analysis of the conversation in progress , helps to give a good response .

Spending time in quiet meditation and prayer goes a long way. Wisdom comes from above. It’s a gift of God .

Am I boring? Do I talk too much ? I think many including me will not realise this .

A better way is to take interest in others ; in their successes , struggles , worries and their joys too. Giving the other person a chance to speak helps to generate a good exchange of speaking and listening .

When I write , Is it the same ? Here lies the difference. Unless I get feedback on what I write , there will be no exchange of thoughts from my dear reader .

The beauty of writing , though , is that it’s an invitation to come on to my plain of thought.

I end with the quote ,

The tongue of wise men distils knowledge ,

the mouth of fools spews folly. ( Proverbs 15:2)

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3 thoughts on “Are you interested in …..listening ?

  1. Definitely food for thought. And food from thought… from what you have digested and so are able to offer as an invitation to taste and see how good listening can be. It leaves one fulfilled. Thanks for sharing, Vincent!

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