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What Do I Get from Listening to Others?

Jul 28th 2010 at 4:17 PM


I am going to repeat that question:  What DO I get from listening to others?  Well, a very simplistic answer is, "It depends on what they are saying."  Very true! That is why I try to choose what I going to listen to before I listen, so that I will be ready for personal growth when the information is received.

How do I measure personal growth?  Thoughts, ideas and concepts that impact my inner self--my inner spirit.  I like a message that adds value to my life, improve my self-worth and "tickle" my imagination.  Surface thinking does nothing for me.

Why is such a topic essential to one's being?  It is essential because we are bombarded constantly with what I refer to as "noise."  My Mom taught me that "an empty wagon makes a lot of noise."  You hear it, it's there, but it has nothing inside.  Who likes a wagon full of nothing?  I equate that with a person talking and saying nothing, so why should I listen?  Why should I spend my time on nothing?


In a world of constant communication, I choose carefully what I allow IN my thoughts because I do not wish to waste time removing it FROM my thoughts.  I look for messages that help me develop the three P's--patience, persistence and perseverance, and avoid those that advocate the three C's--criticism, complaint and control. That is why I tune-in to a message like this one by Jonathan Budd. 

It is entitled: Warrior Training: Cultivate ‘Inner Reflection’ & End Unconsious Reactions. (true life mastery)

It is a bit long, but makes several life-changing thoughts and suggestions.  See if you agree.  Go to:


Hope you like it.  Check out also.


Happy hunting.




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Aug 26th 2010 at 8:39 AM by yhbecpublisher
Hello Mamie, I'm Soroya and when I listen to people I hear what they need to help them achieve their goals.

I've been doing this for a long while online and have recently found my inner bliss again after a long walk in darkness.

Great intro and I look forward to checking both websites out. 8-D Thank you!
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:06 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Mamie: "An empty wagon makes a lot of noise." LOL, so true! That is a great saying (and a good philosophy). Very good article. I enjoyed it and I appreciate your perspective. :-)

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