Why is it that people speak to each other yet don't hear each other? A conversation can go on for hours and the end result is zero understanding. Why shut yourself down to hearing others? Truly hearing what they say and UNDERSTANDING it?? I don't understand why people fail to listen to each other!!
One of the greatest blessing God has blessed us with is communication. To be able to speak and be spoken to. We can communicate via body language, eyes, touch, hell even by the way we dress! We have a million and one ways of communication yet we simply don't communicate! We want to be heard but we don't want to hear. We speak but don't want to be spoken to. Understood but not to understand.
Is it because we judge? One can listen and NOT judge if they accept people for who they are. We don't accept anything that does not fall into the category of norm. Just because a person is different that does not give anyone the right not to listen to them. We are not the ones to judge, at the end of the day there is a God to judge. We are not put on this earth to be executioners, it is not our divine right to do so, yet we do!
To each his own. Listen and truly listen and understand the world through the eyes of the other person and if it fits their vision then so be it. Who are you to judge and not accept? Who are you to shun just because it does not fit? Listen, ask, debate, do what ever is necessary to understand why one has such view, see and truly see it through them, through their eyes, through their understanding, through their world. We all have our individual worlds and in our world we are the creators, we see we build and live as we please. No human being has the right to force us to live differently in our own world, it is our creation and no one has the right to alter what we create.
Please listen, listen with your eyes, ears, hearts, emotions, souls, brains, listen with every inch in you to truly comprehend. Once you do you will see that there is much more than one sheltered world, you will understand that there are 8 billion worlds out there and each is unique in its own way. All these worlds are trying to co-exist in one universe which is our world.
Understanding is a gift that has not been appreciated because we are so enveloped in our own selves and are too selfish to lend a listening ear. Its all about me, me, and ME! Once you listen to others and accept their diversities you will learn to truly listen to yourselves and accept yourselves for who you are without the influence of the outside world.
I bet my life on it that most won't understand what I'm saying as they weren't really listening..
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant."
~ Robert McCloskey
~ Robert McCloskey