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Your Silence


I like your silence
And the volume at which it speaks
Its honesty emits a truth which words sometimes forget
The sound of silence can be deafening for some
Pregnant pauses become overdue until something must be said

You could be cruel
You could be kind
You could also be mistaken

You pick your pauses so carefully that what follows must be heard
Flooding our ears with unthoughtful words is emotional pollution
Have a moment of silence
Breathe and stop
Wait and see
Choose your battles carefully

Your tongue rests with angels in spite of all the hell it could awaken
I may not always understand your silence, but I know where it comes from
Birthed in a place of patience
Raised with peace of mind
Walked a mile with empathy
The space between your words reveals what words can’t

For every Speaker, there is a Listener
For every word, one must be heard

I see your silence
I can still hear what you mean
I feel your silence
When I can understand your heart

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Quote: Speak & Listen


whispering couple - telling secrets - whispering in ear - gossip

SPEAK in such a way that others love to LISTEN to you.
LISTEN in such a way that others love to SPEAK to you.

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Message


Your voice is the message & the carrier.

There’s seven messages and yours is the only one worth hearing.
Your voice is soothing, even in your silence there is something calming.
Bills can be paid. Jobs can be earned.
But you’ve never been that simple.

You aren’t a distraction when you’re the reason I’m still here.

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Real Talk: Lend Me Your Ear


“A guy that lends his ear to girl’s talk isn’t a man.” – Whitney

Pause.

Hold up. Could someone please explain that statement to me.

If she means that any guy that a girl talks to as though she were talking to one of her girls is NOT (seen as) a man, I could understand that.

But Whitney did not say that & upon asking her what she meant by that statement she said, “Girls talk to their girlfriends, not their men.”

Fundamentally I see something wrong with that way of thinking. And then I thought about times when women consult with other women about things rather than just asking the guy directly what’s going on.

*Raises hand*

Am I missing something?
Or am I just niave about how relationships & women work?

Now I’m not assuming that my friend is the “Spokeswoman for Women Everywhere”, but I’m sure she isn’t the only girl that thinks that way. And I am not trying to convince her of anything, I’m just wondering why that “logic” seems to be so…. prevalent or natural.

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Quotes: Open Heart Listening


“To love leaves us open to loss. But we do it to ourselves because it is worth it.” – from Lark Rise to Candleford (BBC drama)

“An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart.” – David Augsburger

“Have the courage to be sincere, clear and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.” – Sara Paddison

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