Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone who hasn't mastered the art of listening? Or, maybe their version of listening is closing their lips long enough to give the impression they were listening while clearly formulating the next thought in their head. I know this person well because I used to be this person.
Take a trip back in your mind to that particular day in your childhood where you first realized the power of a magnifying glass on a sunny day. I remember it like it was yesterday. My brother picked up a leaf from the garden, set it on the patio and showed me how to position my magnifying glass in such a way to produce a laser sharp beam of light powerful enough to etch burn spots on the leaf or to catch it on fire depending on how we concentrated the light passing through.
Music would be just a bunch of noise if it weren't for the silence between the notes.
As we rush around with our monkey minds running wild, it is easy to get caught up in all of the distractions of life. We're bombarded with imagery, messages and expectations that can easily become integrated into our idealistic existence and core belief system.