THE OTHER DAY I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE
who is a spiritual teacher
who teaches others to be free
and as our conversation was coming to an end
i heard their soul say to me,
“help this person become free.
there are stories in them that they know they tell
but do not acknowledge outwardly,
sit with them in that truth and invite them
to find peace in who they are.
our conversation opened the door
not only for the person i was speaking to,
but for me as well.
i believe in authenticity
in transparency and in showing up as who i am
and yet, i am quite sure at times,
i camouflage who i am with who i want to be.
i speak of my understanding all too oftern
without acknowledging how many times i stumble
for this, and for any other ways
that i show up without the integrity of authenticity,
in my book, The Mosaic, when Mo, the protagonist
sits and listens to the ordinaries he meets on his journey
he leaves every time
seeing them more fully than the person he first saw,
becasue he has taken the time to listen to them,
to hear what troubles them
and in letting them share their stories with him
who he sees they are changes.
this morning as i sat in meditation
and recalled the conversation of the other day
i realised, i do not take enough time with myself
to just listen to my stories
without judgement, without a need for them to reveal
but simply as a friend listening to myself
and allowing all that i feel to empty
into the space that is created in taking this time.
how about you?
do you take the time to listen to your voice
and allow it to speak to you?
my guess is your soul craves the chance to speak more to you.
what will you hear if you just listen?