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What brings sight and sound together? Meaning and definition becomes only throughout our growing years. When a parent points to something moving in air and calls it a butterfly or a plane. When we sat in class and see pictures of Eiffel Tower or a bullfight in Spain. There was no sound. All we could do was imagine, place assumptions on what sound could be, would be. And wonder if there will be a time when we will be there, when we will hear. And be able to match a picture of an eagle with one actually flying above.
We see a picture of a beautiful women, you know, perfect 10, in some magazine. You wish to be like her or to want her. Then one day you meet her in street and hear her voice. It squeaks as if you were stroking chalk backwards across a blackboard. You can't wait to run and hide. The disconnect, gap, was there. But gosh darn it, she’s a 10, you say. In a split second from sight to sound, desire to be like her to have her dropped, it wasn't same.
It is said, "seeing is believing," is that truth? How many of us know that isn't always truth, yet we've heard it so frequently there are assumptions tied to it that makes its seem like truth. How many assumptions have you made because of things you've seen and hear, made between gap, between speed of sight and slower hearing?
What would change in your daily routine if you began really hearing, slowing down to 1,100 feet per second? What would you loose? What would you gain? Would gain be positive? All thoughts to think about, to mull over in our simple yet complicated little minds.
I encourage you to shift a little in your life and begin to give equal value to hearing if you can. To listening to universal sounds, to what is far below speed of light. Light that gives you ability to see. But to begin to see with your ears.
"Its not what you say but how you say it," is a phrase frequently told. Is it truth? Or is real truth how everyone else hears it that makes a difference?
The truth is that gap can never be brought together. All our senses are on different parts of our rainbow. Don't loose sight of hearing. Practice differently today and tomorrow. Lie in bed and hear walls. Hear breeze whenever outdoors. Hear plants grow. Yes, you can once you learn to hear again. Hear your heart beating and watch cravings for things you know you shouldn't have go bye. Learn discernment between two. Close your eyes in next meeting, what do you hear? What do you not?
As Shakespeare once said, "That is question?" This is from me to you and for fuel for thought. Just so you grow.
Catherine Franz, a Business Coach, specialized in writing, marketing and product development. Newsletters and additional articles: http://www.abundancecenter.com blog: http://abundance.blogs.com