14 July 2011

Listen to the Words... Just Listen

“Truth or fiction, you don’t have to believe anyone’s story. You don’t have to form an opinion about what someone says. You don’t have to agree or disagree. Just listen. The more impeccable a person is with the word, the clearer the message will be, but the words that come from another artist have nothing to do with you. You know it’s nothing personal. You listen and you understand all the words, but the words no longer affect you. You no longer judge what other people say because you understand what they are doing. They are only letting you know what is going on in their virtual world." ~ From The Fifth Agreement by don Miguel and don Jose Ruiz

This passage from The Fifth Agreement encompasses three of the five agreements:
  1. Be Impeccable With the Word
  2. Don't Take Anything Personally
  3. Be Skeptical, But Always Listen
Enough said!

1 comment:

Emme said...

This world would be a fab place if we could listen like this.
It starts with the individual and learning to listen isn't the easiest thing to do but it is so very important to. I appreciate your steadiness. You're a great teacher. Thank you