“My child, he who listens must perceive the same as he who speaks, share his awareness; he must breathe together with him, share the same spirit; his hearing must be sharper than the voice of he who speaks.” Nag Hamadi Texts.
The energy I exchange to acquire currency for food, shelter and clothing is to listen and to resolve. Coming across this statement undercut my deluded pride.
I recognized I was more adept at consistently repeating what I wanted communicated even as I wore the guise of hearing.
What if I approached listening from this point of view? How would I do this?
How would exchanges, relating then be experienced?