Take time to listen

“To what?” you might ask.

“To Yourself!    To the whispering of your heart and soul.”

“Why?”

“Because you have the answers you seek.”

I know.  Twenty years ago, I was living the life of a stressed-out business owner in a difficult relationship.   Healthy, feeling “invulnerable,” and in my early 50s, I wasn’t listening to my own needs and my own whispering calls that something was not right.  In hindsight, the following words by Elizabeth Lesser in her 2005 book Broken Open so resonate with my own experience.

The soul always speaks, and sometimes it speaks the loudest when we block its flow; when we live only half of a life, when we stay on the surface.
If we don’t listen to the voice of the soul, it sings a stronger tune. If we don’t go looking for what lies beneath the surface of our lives, the soul comes looking for us.

Yes, it does.  My soul came looking for me with a 2 x 4. Continue reading