We all hear things with a different perspective and
There is the story of the New York editor who sent 4
journalists to cover the fire of a large building which extended
over an entire block. Each journalist stood on a different corner
interviewing people. All four stories when written appeared unrelated to the
other. Each journalist heard something different. All were correctly reported
and yet appeared different and unrelated.
Do you ever remember playing a game as child of passing a
whispered message around a large circle of people? The end result bore no
resemblance to the first sentence uttered from No. 1 to no. 2 person. Each
person hears and reports on how they hear it.
Is it right or wrong?
Well, in the case of the journalists reporting on the fire -
all versions are correct. In reading all four versions, we the reader
gain a greater overall picture of what happened at the fire.
Maybe in passing the message we need to be more accurate in
how we listen and endeavour not to put our own interpretation on the meaning of
the word. It may be life and death in reporting the exact wording used.
In all language one word may have different meanings,
depending on the sound and tone of our voice at time of pronunciation. Our
emotion also comes into how we hear and interpret words.
These days, at least here in Australia, doctors encourage
patients to bring family and friends along to discuss the prognosis and
treatment of the case. By ourselves the information may be overwhelming,
in terminology we don't quite understand. Someone else asks questions not
yet in our thoughts. Expecting the worst, that's what we hear and then begin to
emulate. We create for ourselves the reality we believe to be truth. To listen
more carefully is a goal to which we could all aspire. If in doubt as to the
truth of the message then we should wait. Be patient and ask again. You can try
for yourself and tell a story to several people and then see how many versions
there are. It's not a judgement on anyone, we each relate to that part
which affects us the most. We often want certain things to be true. So that's
how we interpret what we have heard. It's not easy to detach and remain outside
of the emotion of the event. We are afterall, human and are here to understand
and experience all aspects of emotion. We will hear and understand all the truth
when we are ready. In the meantime we do our best within the understanding of
the limits we place on ourselves.
When I first began practising as a naturopath/herbalist I was
surprised at how people misinterpreted diagnosis, so I developed a habit of
having the person repeat and discuss. It developed for me into the beginnings of
understanding empowerment and not being afraid to tell someone something they
didn't want to hear. Sometimes the client would leave and go to other
practitioners who told them how they wanted it to be. After a time they always
came back saying you were right, why did I waste time and money trying other
versions. We need all versions in order to grow and be ourselves. To learn about
ourselves and understand our truth we need to listen. We need to be courageous
enough to ask "how did you hear the story" - is our experience the same and if
we saw and heard differently then how does this affect me? What is my truth? No
one else can answer except you. Your truth is never wrong, for you. It's just
how it's meant to be right now. Tomorrow you can change the course direction if
you hear another version of truth or you may choose to stay with how it was.
This is personal empowerment and learning to live in the flow
of the moment.
Wo Oh Ni
it is in
love from my heart and soul to your heart and soul
Gaele Arnott from here in Brisbane, Australia
on Friday the 2nd March, 2007
graphics were created by Gaele in PSP IX
It is my
intent that each day's graphic and music contribute to the healing for the
Planet and in any way which is appropriate for you. If you sit with just the
graphic and the music, the words become secondary. The words are only my
description of the intent within the art.
used in today's graphic were taken by me on a Kodak EasyShare C503
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I ask that you join me, Gaele each day at the dinner
hour (evening meal) in lighting a candle together, so that we as One People
may join voices together for Peace On Earth.
Peace will come when we are all free to love with compassion
each other, as One family, without the constrictions of past beliefs.
Together we can create a reality free of fear, greed and
manipulation, where all people in all lands may have the freedom to move freely
in joyful harmony.