If you sit in your own backyard, no TV, no music and just listen to everything around you, you’d be amazed at what you can hear, amazed at just how rich the world is with activity. From hearing other people and vehicles, to birds, other animals, the wind through the trees. It’s a rich, beautiful world that we live in and sometimes the best way to remember that is to just be quiet and truly listen.
This applies to people as well. There are those that can talk and talk, but they never truly listen. To really hear what others are saying, to appreciate the undercurrents that show how they’re really feeling, you need to be quiet. Not just not talking, but quiet in your mind as well.