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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
-- John Quincy Adams
 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Listen to life

Listen to life, and to those who are living life, without judgment, without fear and without any preconceived agenda. Just listen and experience.

Truly listen to what others tell you without being distracted by thoughts of how you will reply. Listen, for there is so much you can hear.

Seek not to argue, explain, impress or convince. Listen so that you can more fully understand.

Listen to learn and to know. Listen to make a deep and valuable connection.

Listen, not just with your mind but with your heart as well. Listen not just to the words and sounds but also to the meanings they convey.

Each new day, all of life joins together in a new and beautiful song. Listen, and live the richness.

— Ralph Marston

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