One Little Word – thoughts for February

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I am two prompts into the One Little Word class.

So far I have found it a challenge but I have had a couple of successes. I have also realised that this is all up to me. To succeed or fail lays within my hands.

A few things have come from the class that I wanted to write down here, mainly to keep me focused and accountable. And it’s good to get thoughts out and written down.

My intentions with this word are –

  1. To really hear what is said to me. Concentrate on the speaker and consider what they are saying. This was the reason I picked the word ‘listen.’ I felt that I was not hearing people I was too busy waiting for my turn to speak. The other thing to have come from this though is that I need to tune what is going on behind the words too. To understand personalities more.
  2. Listen to the world around me. Not only to pay attention to the sounds I hear like the birdsong or the traffic but the deeper meaning behind the sounds.
  3. Learn to understand the voice in my head. I know, being a mostly selfish soul, that I do listen to my inner wants and needs but sometimes fear downs out the smaller voice that persists but usually gets ignored. Tune into that smaller voice even if I have to get out of my comfort zone.
  4. Hear my body shouting for me to stop making bad food choices. Know that by listening and taking action my body will sing rather than shout!

They are small steps and not earth shattering but I can build on them as I go along. And to be honest if I do these four things I’ll be whooping with joy because one of the things we had to do for the January work in the class was say what we were most afraid of in the coming year. I wrote down that I was most afraid that I wouldn’t be able to change. That even if I could listen more and hear more throughout the year it wouldn’t make any difference to me as a whole. So small steps right?

Oh and I started a board with quotes about listening love all of these words.

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