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Listening….

 

“It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.”
― Criss Jami

 

How do I shut myself off enough to hear you? How do I stop pushing to be near you? I am me so loudly at times, how do I tune it down so I can amplify your voice in my ears? How can I dry not judge your tears? How can I sit with you in pain without feeling the cause? or the because…when the only way i can hear the because is to listen not with my ears but with my heart, to feel your energy, as it is presented not as how I would have it be… I cannot use your pain to make my rhyme or waste my time I need to sit with you as I need to sit with myself. Perhaps something I need to learn how to do better as well.
Blessings, G

 

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Sword MaidensSword Maidens by G A Rosenberg

 

Plasma FlowPlasma Flow by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 23 2012

“You can always abandon a page, but if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage. And that’s the truth. It takes work and discipline, but it also takes an incredible power of forgiveness and a desire to serve the music completely without any sort of cosmetic desire. Stripped and bleeding…baring your soul, so that someone else might feel exalted and able. You must learn to give if you want to pursue the arts.”
– Van Dyke Parks (American composer)

“Stripped and bleeding-baring my soul.”, “Go deeper.” Yes I will so I am learning. If its not real, if its only the truth of my experience of the events that happened and not my heart’s truth than it is only a half-truth and it will lie flat. What really matters is what made my heart sing and what made it cry and what made it grow. If I can give others my experience, than they can learn from it as well. If I settle for just recounting facts, it loses all real meaning.

Perhaps in my art, I have reached this point of honest communication with five or six of my pictures, in my writing even less. I feel it’s getting better tho. I have heard that many of us have our emotions hidden away; frozen over for the sake of survival. Yes we can survive without real emotion but we will never thrive. It is only by fully becoming aware of what we feel that we can transcend them. Still it’s taken a lot of pain to make us lock our emotions away. Facing that takes courage But never more than what each of us possess
Blessings, G

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Flowering Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Spring Equinox Mandala

Quote of the Day – November 15 2011

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
–Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

Listening to a room, empty except for love and enjoying the fullness of every moment.
the cat purrs and it becomes a melody
as does the screaming of my son’s computer in the next room
or the ring of the telephone
or the dog’s bark at the stranger at the door..
listening and allowing those moments of love
becomes an exercise in joy
–G A R

 

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Furnace of Creation by G A Rosenberg