Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Active Listening Experiment


To give into ones feelings and feel everything around you with deep passion, now there is such beauty in that. To feel that homeless person on the street when you pass by, look them in the eyes, and feel their emotions through their eyes, imagine their life and what they must be going through in such a difficult situation. To look at the old woman on the bus and her strength and struggles, to see all they she must of gone through in her lifetime and although nearly impossible, imagine yourself there. To look your friend in the eyes, when they are speaking to you and FEEL them, truly feel them, don’t think about what it is that you want to say next, don’t think about yourself, or your problems or what you are going to eat today. TRULY FEEL THEM, listen intently to every word and relate to them, offer them insight and feedback, read their emotions, show kindness and be caring. To know those around you and feel them is to know yourself.

You would be amazed at what you learn by learning other people. You learn through them, see through their eyes, and in turn feel new emotions through them that you have never felt before. Everyone perceives and feels things differently so to try to feel and see through someone else, gives you a different perception. To unselfishly see through someone is a beautiful thing. To humble yourself to those around you and bring your feet back down to earth, also a very beautiful thing. Don’t be afraid to connect with those around you, and everyone you come in contact with on a daily basis, offer them a warm smile, a kind heart and an attentive ear. We are all on this earth together, and if not to love and learn then for what. Everyday you have the power to affect peoples lives, every day you have the power to change the world, one emotion and one random act of kindness at a time. When you are at the grocery store, when you are at work, even when you walk across the street. Your every day actions and reactions have a direct impact and affect on the people you come in contact with

I challenge you to be deeper, to think harder. To put the material

things behind you or out of your mind,

and operate on a deeper level of consciousness

try it and see if you dont feel something different for a change


  1. I NEED your help with this. Active listening exercise, read the blog, try it out for the whole day, an hr, or the week, leave me a comment ON THIS BLOG about how this experience went, and how it affected you?? WINNER gets a free photo shoot :)

  2. As I was reading this, I realized that this is probably one of the reasons that you and I have been able to get through the times that we have together. I used to say that it was the artist in you but I feel like its more of a spirit thing, like a sort of power that came with you from your previous life; something that you 'are' rather than something you 'do'. You always seemed to be able to feel what I went through - I'm not talking lip service, I'm talking identification even though it was what you had ever experienced. That "put yourself in another's shoes" work. I think this is an excellent experiment, one that I will try to do more of myself.