Learn To Listen = Listen to Learn


When was the last time you used your ears?
When was the last time you used them to hear what was going on around you?
Do you remember?
Can you exactly tell me the last conversation you had that mattered?
Probably not………..and the reason why is because your ears were open…but you weren’t listening.

Throughout the day it appears as though the only voice you truly listen to is your own. You can hear  your mouth moving a mile a minute. You cut others off so you can finish your elaborate sentences. You correct others as soon as they voice their opinion because it goes against what you were just speaking of. You go on and on and on and on…but you don’t listen to anyone… anyone but yourself.

Everyone’s words have value. We just have to listen. Sure someone might not have the same viewpoint as you but you should respect their viewpoint and at least hear them out. For you never know…. maybe someone needed to get out how they really felt. Maybe if they expressed how they truly felt it would change so many things…but you won’t listen… and they know this… they know you don’t care… so they quietly keep everything to themselves…. They want you to listen. They tried to get you to listen….but you won’t.

I sit under the moon and the stars
I have so much to say but I know that it doesn’t matter
Why speak when I will not be heard?
The battles I am going through I must go through alone
Cause no one else is there
No one else will listen…
I feel as if I am on a cloud which has no true direction
I listen to so many others express themselves
But when I finally say something
I am reprimanded and told “It’s not all about you”…
But what is about me? 
I am everyone’s shoulder to cry on
But who is going to be mines?
Where is my shoulder?
Why must I be so strong?
Strong for you… strong for them… strong for myself…
I hold so much in to satisfy the world
I smile so that I don’t let others down
I give my last just so others will not have to do without…..
But who has my back?
Who can I turn to when I need guidance? 
Who can listen to my true feelings and not judge me based upon them?
Who??

People let you down…….. People sometimes won’t listen to a word you say….. but what can you do about it? Sometimes you have to just get down on your knees and pray about something over and over again..People let you down, but God doesn’t. People sometimes won’t listen to a word you say, but God does. He knows what you are going through and he can understand it far better than any other human has. Oh the battle that some people go through in order to just be heard……..

Is it really that hard to listen?

When was the last time you used your ears to hear me?
When was the last time you used them to hear what was going on around you?
Do you remember?
Can you exactly tell me the last conversation you and I had that mattered?
What was the last thing I said?
Was it important to you or did you brush it off?
Did you even really try to listen?……….
Probably not………..and the reason why is because your ears were open…but you weren’t listening because although they were open they were actually shut.

when you listen you learn.
You learn about me
You learn about them
And you can learn about you as well…
But first you need to learn to listen
In order to listen successful

Sometimes we cannot grasp the true beauty of one’s soul because we fail to listen. In failing to listen, we fail to learn the true essence of the person within. Learn to listen so that you may listen to learn. -Monica Renata