Saturday, November 15, 2014
Day 318, November 22
When you really listen to yourself, you can heal yourself. ~ Ceanne Derohan
Do you listen to yourself? Sometimes I don't. Listen to myself, that is. I am too busy paying attention to the buzz of noise from phones, televisions, ipads, and all the other things that make up our lives.
If I truly listened to myself, I think I would hear needs too fragile to be expressed. Those oh-so-fragile needs are probably leftovers from past hurts and heartaches. Precisely because they are so fragile, I bury them, afraid to allow them to be viewed, much less voiced aloud.
Maybe I would learn that I need someone to listen when I tried to sort out mixed feelings about my childhood. Maybe I would learn that I need someone who listens without judging. What would you learn if you genuinely listened to yourself? Try it and see.
Joy for today: listening and healing.