When I went to Iran to meet my in-laws, I had a very limited command of the language. For someone who is so verbal, I found this paralyzing until I grasped the concept of listening with my heart. The more I listened with my heart the more I was able to discern the ‘essence’ of the conversation. When I returned to Canada, I gravitated back into believing in the ‘illusion of the spoken word’.
Last week I attended a fund raiser, Athletics For Kids www.a4k.ca/, and I had the pleasure of sitting next to a local radio personality, Tara McGuire from QMFM www.qmfm.com/. She is what I like to refer to as a ‘no shit Sherlock’: straight shooter, shrewd, intuitive, tenacious, and engaging. Her profession relies entirely on the spoken word, or does it? She shared with me the challenge of sitting in a dark room with a microphone and communicating with the outside world. Although she is very articulate, what captured me the most was her enchanting energy! I found myself deeply listening to her, and feeling grateful to experience her.
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