Listening is not easy. Hearing is. Listening requires me to absorb while fighting the urge to reply, talk back, make up an answer in your head. How do I train my mind, my self to deafen the noise and LISTEN?
The cell phone, Whats app, Facebook, Instagram. It all makes listening a task. An ordeal. Never ending chatter all around. Making it very very difficult to concentrate. Even on our own thoughts. Our wants. Our joy or grief. The world revolves round and round. So fast it makes you breathless.
No time to listen.
To love wholly.
Hating is easy. Loving is not. Being there for someone is hard. Abandoning is not. Sticking by when it all looks like its falling apart- an act of strength and character. Not everyone’s cup of tea.
Whether its work or home, when the going gets tough, we bolt. At least the weak ones do. Weak is not the word, perhaps. Normal? Me and you. Making time for effort and reconciliation not with another, but with ourselves. That’s the key to a lasting relationship. Terminating a subordinate. Divorcing one from it all. The path traveled every day again and again.
It takes passion and love to want to fix. If there is neither, no drive to push through, there’s nothing left to work for. Look inside. Ask yourself if this is where you want to be; is this your dream or reality. A dream you yearned for or the reality you fantasized of? If its not the case, stop. Breathe. Listen and learn. To the voice in your head. It doesn’t lie. Refuse to be bogged down by the bandwagon. Follow the rainbow to your pot of gold.
Love like there’s no tomorrow.