Seeking Understanding

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. ~Galileo Galilei

We all seek to gain understanding.

We want to be understood; to be seen for who we are.

We want to know what makes others tick, but when we find out are we accepting?

We must learn to listen with our ears and look with our eyes; yet we must hear and see with our hearts.

Complete logic is not the key, nor is total empathy; it’s all in the balance of senses and an agreement within our bodies, minds, and spirits. Often intuition tells us exactly what we need to know.

We need to open our hearts to others and allow our own hearts to speak.

Look for clarity. Never assume anything. We need to ask questions and wait as long as it takes to get the answers. We can’t only search around but must be willing to search within. Usually, we hold the answers to the questions we ask. If it doesn’t come right away, we must be willing to keep trying. It will come to us in time.

We can end the confusion if we train ourselves to be precise; say what we mean and mean what we say. When our actions and words match, we’ve achieved this.

When we believe in ourselves we open ourselves to trust in others.

Remember that caring does not mean we understand. We must know the difference between sympathy and empathy.

Above all we must recognize our own motives if we want to truly see others agendas for what they are. While we don’t always want to know or accept the truth, honesty is the beginning of understanding.

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather what he does not say. ~Kahlil Gibran

Living in the Gap

February 13, 2012 – Dust Bunnies

Amazing how quickly dust accumulates under the bed if you haven’t vacuumed beneath it for awhile. Swoosh. Swoosh. The vacuum eats the dust bunnies, with the exception of the few that make it to my nose; and aaaachoooooo…they multiply into many more dust bunnies! They tuck themselves beneath shoes, behind books, under and on top of furniture, and along the mirror and picture frames. Sad thing is, they’ll probably all be back tomorrow! They are quite good at hide and seek as well! The vacuum and ceiling fan are trying to see which can be louder. I know I need to wipe the blades of the fan, but the last time I did it and went to turn it off I accidentally turned the speed up and dust flew all over  the room…I decide not to chance having to wipe everything I just cleaned. So those dust bunnies get to stay.

20 thoughts on “Seeking Understanding

  1. “We need to ask questions and wait as long as it takes to get the answers. We can’t only search around but must be willing to search within.” I love this. Pausing is the key, isn’t it? To take time to cultivate that silence that says I’ll be able to hear the Truth if only I really listen. Ahhh

  2. Suzi, you so nailed understanding!

    “We want to know what makes others tick, but when we find out are we accepting?

    We must learn to listen with our ears and look with our eyes; yet we must hear and see with our hearts.”

    LOVED that!

    And I also love the last quote you shared by Kahlil Gibran.

    “Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather what he does not say.”

    Right on!

    Thanks for sharing, and have wonderful Monday, my friend!

    X

    P.S. your Living in the Gap made me giggle because it’s so true. Those dust bunnies multiply like rabbits!

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