“Kissing and Listening, With Help From Albert Einstein”
Another mind power secret for organized living.
How Important Is Listening For Organizing?
Are you in category 1 or 2?
- Are you the type that enjoys spirituality and/or messages on humanity and life purpose? Often the soft folk who care about everyone â€“ often the quiet helpful types. You’re naturally better listeners aren’t you?
- Listening is more of a difficult topic if you’re more a party person, an analyser, or more stern and on the bossy side. So if that’s you, endure the next few minutes and see if you don’t find something valuable and even perhaps emotional in what follows.
In either case: By ‘listening’ I don’t just mean a listening done via the ear.
I mean a listening of one’s awareness. A whole body/mind listening.
Just Like A Kiss
A kiss that absorbs all attention.
Our mind goes kind of blank with that special kiss. And in that moment, both nothing and everything seems to exist simultaneously. I know you know what I mean.
Your mind spins with all sorts of self-talk, and tunes you right in to your real thoughts and feelings in that moment.
Albert Einstein puts it thus:
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” â€“ Albert Einstein
Reminds me of a little poem I’ve got memorized.
One Kiss Dear Maid,
I said and sighed.
Your scorn the little boon (request) denied.
Ah why refuse such blameless bliss.
Can danger lurk within a kiss?
Our egos, agendas, judgements, considerations, inhibitions, reservations, all that type of stuff might come to the fore and makes us anxious and self-conscious, or it might all melt away.
And if we are truly absorbed with trust and acceptance, then all that remains is a timeless boundless kiss.
Yet rarely are we as real in our life as we are in such a moment as that.
Being authentic, genuine, true to our self and others, [tag]self-clarity[/tag]. All these things are a deep personal connected listening.
Being absorbed and honestly real inside ourselves as when we suddenly have a great self-realization, or experience a great joy.
“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” â€“ Albert Einstein
Listening connects our right brain creative emotional side with our left brain logical structured side. Allowing insights about life, and about each other, that for most people are rare.
Entertainment media and the daily problems of life distract us from really paying attention, to really listening, to our selves, others, and the universe.
Through distractions we come to accept a disorganized life.
We craft little self-lies that allow us to accept certain things that we think are too painful to deal with.
So instead of going to the gym for example, we make an excuse. We hide, cover up and distort our real voice regularly.
“Do You Listen To Your Engine?”
Imagine you are driving in your car. There is a knocking sound coming from the engine. You have a choice. Will you listen to it, acknowledge it, and attend to it by making plans to go to the mechanic, or will you turn up the sound of the radio so that you can’t hear the knocking anymore and so try to forget about it.
The more honest we become by using factor 1 (questions), the better our listening (factor 2) will become.
As you get better at deep authentic listening you turn down the radio you have put on loud (all the distractions of life), which cover up the knocking in the engine (things in life that are not organized for success or satisfaction).
Then you will be able to do as Einstein says:
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein
Can you carry these thoughts of authentic listening with you through your communications with everyone you cross paths with today?
Soren Kierkegaard said something like:
To discover the secrets of the universe you do not have to do anything except sit quietly and pay attention. The secrets will show themselves, they have no choice, they will roll in ecstacy at your feet.
So what are the practicalities for helping you organize your life in all this?
I’m not sure I should try and pin anything too specific down beyond what I’ve alluded to. If you are touched by these reflections, re-read the email, a little slower this time perhaps. And perhaps some secrets will roll in ecstacy at your feet.
If you’d like to correspond with me a little on this, drop me an email. Remember, ‘everything comes from asking questions’, and I am prepared to really Listen, to you. Or just let me know your thoughts on how I described listening with kissing etc. I am listening. Are you?
You can also answer the 3 questions below and leave your comments at the end of this post.
If there was 1 main thing that I could help you organize in your life, which would give you great satisfaction, no matter how big or small, what would it be?
How would things ideally be for the situation?
What does not seem right to you about the situation. I.e. How would you describe the problem.
By the way, the most useful suggestion for action I can give to you that automatically helps build into your life authentic deep listening is to get cracking with the 7 Steps of Organizing www.organizedr.com.
Yes I would love you to buy my organize products, and frankly it’s a vehicle to a wider purpose.
I believe that bettering the planet depends on many people being clear enough, organized enough and efficient enough in their life that they are able to turn on their deeper listening.
I originally had the intended title for this article as: “How you can help yourself and others by listening to the universe with a flexible approach to being organized”.
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