How Can You Know If You Do Not Listen
When our mind tells us what we are looking for is somewhere else, we will not see it where it is. Likewise, you will not know what a thing is if you expect it to look one way and it does not. The question then is, is it the same thing. And, yes, as I am sure most of you have come to know, it can be this way with people, as well. But with people, we know they are the same because we cannot change who we are. We do change how we look and act. There are things that exist that we do not see. We cannot see what we do not know. How would you know it when you saw it? An open mind wants to know. There is never so little time that you have no time to learn.
There are times when we may think wistfully of the past and entertain in our mind what is going to happen in the future. This is an urge to be where it is not possible for you to be. One time has passed and the other is yet to come. The mind is focused where it should not. You can only get there from here, not from anywhere else the mind might be. There is not a thing the mind can do without you. We all should focus on that part of our lives we can do something about, today is that day. What you can do for the future is face it. For the past, we have what we have done. You learn from it.
The more you think of the past and future the less time you have to think of the present. Do not concern yourself with time you no longer have and a place you cannot be. You should do all that you can, to do what you want, with the only time you have. Time for the past is no more, it has been taken. The future when you get there will be the present. You should not use the time you have where there is no way to measure. We travel with time, not past it. Nor can we go back to it. Our mind can go there, but we cannot. Of course, there is not a thing wrong with reminiscing and thinking about some of the more positive times from the past. Either good thoughts or bad you should always make the visit of short duration. It does no good to tarry.
The best way to reach your goals is by a step, by step process. There are only three different steps you can take to get there. They are the first, next and last. Going backward will not get you there unless you then go forward. And going sideways will only keep you on the level that you are on. You take the three steps to make it to where you want to go; a step at a time until you get there. This way you know how you got there and can go there again. And it will serve you well to reach your next goal. Any step skipped leaves a space where the step should be and you will not be certain how you got over it to the other side. And it is a place where you could easily fall down. The distance to our goals is not as important as the steps we take to get there. How we think our thoughts is what decides the path that we take in our life.
When you think you have done all you can and know to do, to be all that you can be, there is more thinking to do. How can you ever know how much more you have to give? You cannot. It is simple; though, some will not see it because they are not willing to believe. They can see it if they listen. You have to listen to learn and learn to listen. When we are born, we do not know how to listen. It is an acquired skill. You first hear, and then you listen. When you listen with purpose, you will feel the sound of your thoughts. Now that’s listening.
“Hearing Is Not Listening”
To hear is not to listen. It is not the same. It takes no effort to hear. This is if you want to hear or not. To hear is one of the senses. It is there by nature and has no on and off switch. To listen is not a sense it is a skill. If you want to listen, it must be what you want to do; you cannot listen against your will. You cannot take notes, play with your phone or computer and listen. You can only listen when you listen. The next best thing to listening, now, is to record what you hear to listen later. Are you listening now? It is how you think.
HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR SELF
The Self is Our Core
To be self-aware is to know who you are. The Self is our core, the essence of each one of us. It is where we go to be ourselves. A place we would never leave on our own. Our power and strength come from there. If your mind and the ways of life have kept you away, it is your choice to go back. It is not easy to do. That is, unless you have found the strength to see the way and know it is what you want for your life. And you have to want it more than anything else because it is just that important to your happiness and well-being.
You must understand what it is in those words above that has meaning for you. Even when it seems to have no relevance to your life or the world that you live in. Well, I can tell you that it does. One race that cannot be won is the one against the truth. You can run and hide, but reality will always find you. Some refuse to see themselves as they really are, the real person that they hide behind various cover-ups and disguises. Do not let that be you for your actions are what is seen and how you act is how you live. It is how you think, thus how you feel and you will act on your feelings.
We see you even when you do not see your Self.
God loves you and so do I.
Listen to Learn & Learn to Listen
The right thing done the wrong way will not succeed. Just as the wrong thing cannot be done right. You can be right, though look as if you are wrong by those who are not right. It does not mean that you are wrong, and they are right, they are still wrong. You should let no one turn you away from what you know. Not easily done, but it is. There is no “little white lie” no shades or degrees of right and wrong. They are what they are and it is what it is. Let no one tell you different or should I say, do not listen when they try. Close your mind to it.
You do not have to prove you are right, just be right. To make a change to what is right will not make a thing that is right better. It will not be improved on. If it is right, it is not wrong. More so, if it is right, it should be perfect, to you. Your definition of right should be nothing less. Perfection is not a word or deed you should shy away from. If not to be perfect in the things you do what could be your goal. Perfection in the things we do is a worthwhile goal for all of us to have. We are not wrong when we do. It is not a bad word. It is a Self, defined state of mind, it is personal. If not to be perfect, what then could be your goal. A thing less is less than your best.
You are the one to decide what is right or wrong for you. And wrong will never feel as good as right. Prevention is better than the cure so why not feel better when you should. When you have done the right things, it does not mean all the right things are done. Trying to do the right thing is admirable. To do it is better and the way to go. You must put forth the effort until all things that can be done right, are. When you do it right you will feel right. It is then that you will know how much better it is than what it was. You cannot be caught doing the right thing. How can you do a thing wrong when you know how to do it right? Now that is the question of the day. Ask yourself and see what your answer is.
Our thoughts and how we feel and act will change as we change. There is no better time for change than when it is needed. Change will happen, when you change how you think. This will change how you feel. When you feel better, you will change how you act and your life will change, as well. Our role in life is shaped by how we act. It is how you are known to others for no one can read your thoughts and know your intentions other than by your actions; the things that you do and say. It is what others will use to judge you.
When you do not succeed as you think you should, there is more work to do. We were created to decide the scope and reach of our lives. Observe your world well. And do what you can with the time that you have, which can never be but now. Now is the only time that you have. You should listen to learn. And learn to listen to what your world has to tell you. Do not run from what you should be running to, your Self. We can never run out of time, time runs out of us. Time is space we are not. We only occupy the time we are given.
You can only get there from here. For now, you are here. You will not get there from any other place, but from where you are. You can only get there from here and you got here from there. You were there in the past, now you can be there in the future. You can go back there or you can go to there, it is your choice, which there do you choose. You can only get there from here. For sure, you cannot stay here. Now stands still for no one.
You have to believe it to see it. When you see it, you will know.
Time is like the wind you cannot see, you only see what it does. Do you really know what time it is? —James R. Yarbrough
What is it that makes time so important? Why do we speak about it like no other. There are times what we say about time does not make sense. It is time, your time, my time, what time is it, now is the time. And let’s not forget, I don’t have time for this; so you say.
You will not know when it is time to do a thing until it is done. How many times have you said it is time and it was not? If it has become reality then it was the time. One thing for sure, we live for time. Without it, there would be no space for things to go. Time is space. And all things that exist do so in space. Space was here when we arrived. We are the occupiers. We do not touch space, we only move around in it. We live when it is given.
Time, as we know it, is a concept of “man.” And there are many who cut their time short and they do this not knowing how little time they have. You would certainly think so when you look at some of the things that people do. They do this, of course, because of how they think and how they think is disordered. When you act in ways that hurt you it means that you are hurting inside and there is where it hurts the most. And each time that hurt is acted out it takes from the time that you have to be yourself.
Time Is What Space Is
No matter what time it is time does not change. What happens in the space of time does. Time is not changing, we are. This is what I believe. For you and me, it is personal. It starts for each of us when we are created by our parents and is not shared. You cannot lend nor can you borrow time. And your time is the only time you will have. More time will not be given when you have no more to live. Time; though, is just not as important as what you do with it. When you think of the time that you have, the first thing you should think of is what are you going to do with it. What is just as important, is how you feel while you are doing it. To get the most from the time you have been given, you must understand what it is and how to use it wisely. The longer it takes to know what to do with your time the less time you have to do it. Because for sure, you will not get your time back. Our life moves on even when our mind does not. You can live the past in your mind but you can never be there again.
There are two kinds of time in my way of thinking. It is the time that was given to each of us—our own time—and universal time/space, which is the greatest of all; it was created. It does not change. What I am saying maybe clearer if it is thought of in terms of the world, at least, as we now know it to be. There are seven world time zones. The United States uses nine standard zones. Therefore, the question is, what time is the right time? With every area of the world having its own time zones, how can you know what time it is? Neither of them is correct when next to the other. Time that can change, is invented by man. It is never the same and is not correct. The time that is, which is the time of nature, will always be as long as there is space.
If we had the power over the nature of time, what would we do with it, where would we put it? Would we add a little here, take a little there? For sure, it would be the “final step” to the end. Wars would be fought over time, it would be stolen, and some would lie, cheat and steal to get more of it. Those with no power would get none.
You should not make your decisions based on time. Time will not accomplish a thing on its own. Decide what you want to do, then make good of your time to do it. This should be the order of how you decide. No matter how much time you have, if you do not know what you are going to do with it, you will not know how much you need. What matters is how you are going to fill the space. If you bake a cake for the required time but use the wrong ingredients, you will not get the cake that you want. What you would have, then, is a cake you cannot eat and time you no longer have. This time was your time.
Let us take a look at nature’s time. In a room there are things, they come and go, some are added some are removed. It makes no difference what time these things are moved or changed, the space does not. Time is space. And there is a time for all things when you give it the time that it needs.
You first have to know, and then you have to realize you know. When you know, that you know better, you will do better. Good is what you do until then. It is a goal with no end and you should strive to make your good better. Good can and does get better. If you fail, you cheat your Self. When you think in a way that takes from who you are, that is what you are doing. It is the worst kind of way to think. One of the rules of nature is to do no harm to the Self. If you do, you can never live your life as you should. Your life will not be what you deserve.
When you do not use our gifts and talents—we all have them—they do not stay at their best. Nature will not let it be. Your assets have to be put to their best use. When this does not happen, life moves on but you will not keep up. To work against what is good for you pokes a finger in the eye of nature. We live and grow by the fundamentals of life. To know this is the core of our existence.
Success is that moment when you know that you have given all that you have to give, for now.
The right thing done the wrong way will not succeed. Just as the wrong thing cannot be done right. You can be right, though look as if you are wrong by those who are not right. It does not mean that you are wrong, and they are right, they are still wrong. You should let no one turn you away from what you know. You do not have to prove you are right, just be right. To make a change to what is right will not make a thing that is right better. It will not be improved on. If it is right, it is not wrong and should be left alone.
You are the one to decide what is right or wrong for you. As we all must do, you have to live with what you decide. When you have done the right things, it does not mean all the right things are done. When you do it right you will feel right. It is then that you will know how much better it is than what it was if it was wrong. You cannot be caught doing the right thing. How can you do a thing wrong when you know how to do it right? You cannot.
Your thoughts and how you feel and act will change as you change. There is no better time for change than when it is needed. And the change will happen, when you change how you think. This will change how you feel. When you feel better, you will change how you act and your life will change, as well. Our role in life is shaped by how we act. It is how you will be known to those who know you. It is what others will use to judge you. Some may say it is not all about you. Well, I say, it is. When it is about you, it is about us, all of us in some way. We all have the Self as the core of who we are. You get to know your Self by being yourself. How great it is to meet your Self for the first time. You should not let your life pass you by. Be happy to know who you are. This you have coming to you. When you are not happy, it shows.
To change your mind is to change your life. If there is no way to know, there is no need to know. Where there is a need there is a way, if there is no way, there is no need. The more you get the less you need. It is called nature it is called life. If there is a thing you need to do, you can do it. You only need to tell your Self that you can.
When you do not succeed as you think you should, there is more work for you to do. Perfection in the things we do is a worthwhile goal to have. It is not a bad word. It is a Self, defined state of mind, it is personal. If not to be perfect, what then could be your goal. To go for less would be less than your best. We were created to decide the scope and reach of our lives. Observe all that is in your world and do your best to understand what you see. And do with it all that you can. There is much to be gained no matter where you stand.
You must listen to learn and learn to listen to what your world has to tell you. Do not run from the sound that you hear, take the time to listen. To hear is not to listen. It is not the same. It takes no effort to hear. This is if you want to or not. To hear is one of the senses. It is there by nature and has no on and off switch. To listen is not a sense it is a skill. If you want to get the most out of what you hear, you have to listen. Are you listening now?
We can never run out of time, time runs out of us.
You can only get there from here. You will not get there from any other place for you can be no place other than where you are. You can only get there from here and you got here from there. You were there in the past, now you can be there in the future. You can go back there or you can go to there, it is your choice, which there do you choose. You can only get there from here. You cannot stay here.