Words are powerful, but this has even more power: Listening.
When you take the time to turn your ear, pay attention, and ask good questions to others, you build bridges, change history, and move mountains. You are connecting.
That will reverberate across time and space. You are making others feel loved by your act of quietude, which harmonizes with the chorus of the universe.
To listen to someone seems passive, but it’s one of the most active things you can do.
You’re catching that person’s mind, heart, and soul, like a seashell catches the ocean’s sound. And that act will echo throughout eternity with the sweet sounds of serenity and roaring adoration.
Compassion is eternal.
Listening to others creates the music of life, where relationships dance, marriages harmonize, and the arias of forgiveness bring tears to our eyes; children will find it easier to laugh and play, communities band together, and the melody of goodness rings in the air.
If you listen, you will have understanding, healthy connections, and wisdom.
But more importantly, life will swell into an overpowering crescendo that sings forth love.