Monday, 17 March 2014

Lent: Day 9: Listen, actually


{Lent} Day 9:

40 acts // Listen, actually // Last year we put a man and a sofa in the middle of a town square with a sign that said ‘I will listen’. You don’t have to make quite such a bold statement, but hold the sentiment in mind. Do people think of you as a good listener? Do you actually give that person your whole attention, and are you non-judgemental? You will be surprised by how many people around you are desperate simply to be heard. Make a mental note of the things the person says, and any needs they mention…it’ll be helpful later on…

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So I called someone from my list from Day 7 and had a long conversation. It is someone I love, but that I have had a very difficult relationship. Someone who is lonely, when they needn't be, but recently they have really been on my heart and I am really glad I called.. there was no ulterior motive, not tension, no weirdness: just a conversation.. it was a good and needed breakthrough. 

Live Free 
// Meditate on the Franciscan Prayer of Discomfort. Make a note of the bits that challenge or inspire you #BeFree #LiveFree.

Hope your Lent efforts are still going strong!


Ronell x

"Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit, 
so be sure to smell the flowers along the way"

{Walter Hagen}


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