A scenario for the game of a lifetime.

by John A. Brodie

The Art of Listening

“When you listen to someone, you should give up all your preconceived ideas and your subjective opinions; you should just listen to him, just observe what his way is. We put very little emphasis on right and wrong or good and bad. We just see things as they are with him. This is how we communicate with each other. Usually when you listen to some statement, you hear it as a kind of echo of yourself. You are actually listening to your own opinion. If it agrees with your opinion you may accept it, but if it does not, you will reject it or you may not even really hear it.”  ~ Shunryu Suzuki (founder of the first Zen Buddhist monastery outside Asia)

“Listen and attend with the ear of the heart.”  ~St. Benedict

“We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; people of discernment deal only with the present moment.” ― Chanakya

In this moment you are at the Edge of Creation.  It is the here and NOW where you must focus your attention to wield your Creative Power. 

We are naming you a “Designer Of Reality” because everything you THINK, SPEAK and DO is actively shaping the world we all experience as real.  We wish to inspire you to realize that you can do a great deal to influence what emerges in your life to flow along lines that will be most satisfying to you.  You are playing a planetary adventure game.  Your ability to learn the skills needed to meet the challenges that lie ahead are the reason that you are here.   As we pool our intention and energy in compassionate, life-supporting directions our ability to benefit all life will be multiplied. 

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