“To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the ‘music,’ but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is. Ears operate at the speed of sound, which is far slower than the speed of light the eyes take in. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can slow our mind’s hearing to your ears’ natural speed, and hear beneath the words to their meaning.” — Peter Senge
“Effective listeners remember that “words have no meaning – people have meaning.” The assignment of meaning to a term is an internal process; meaning comes from inside us. And although our experiences, knowledge, and attitudes differ, we often misinterpret each other’s messages while under the illusion that a common understanding has been achieved.” — Larry Barker
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” — Stephen R. Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Listen to Me Now – A Poem by Ogbonnaya Agom-Eze
Listen to me now, I’m ready to take you where no metrical mind has ever been before. The floodgates of intellect are wide agape, and wisdom unimaginable forever flowing down the mind and reason success-scapes. The torrential rains of winning witty creativity from the side of the North profusely pouring. Come one, come all, come with the bucket of your hearts open. Hey you! Hear ye! To this clarion call now attending. Drink, sup, quenching now the thirst and hunger of your ever-yearning soul. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, hear the winning wisdom rumble and roll, as ochroid words and nuggets fount-fluid spurt from the aquifers of the North and soul. The world thus now teaching, to the ends of our macrocosm thus now reaching. Unearthing steadily poetic understanding and rooted revelation, a wellspring of discernment in you fully forming with much musing and elation. Wisdom e’er remaining more precious than gold, we’re now plying the highway of the erudite and bold. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, I’m eulogizing the teeming treasuries and glories of ruling revelation. Viewing the omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient depths of the soul of the I AM, the blossoming beauties of unimaginable understanding and primordial percipience unfailingly unveiling. The floodgates of rapturous revelation opening, the inhabitants of our macrocosmic presence, instructing. Revelation superseding information, on the high clouds of the side of the North super-sailing. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, I’m gently and gallantly grasping at revelations never before tapped, never before reached, never before unveiled in the eyes of all human existence wrapped. I’m now adding value to revelation reel, to my ever-sprouting super serendipity and scope, revelation resultantly adding value to me. I’m now celebrating revelation over and above information; revelation, in the halcyon courts of my meek-luxurious life and existence itself suitably celebrating. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, I’m operating on the distant heights of visionary realms phenomenal; in the palatial presence of the Author of Revelation on the empyrean side of the North seating. This is not information rippling, this is revelation simmering. The zero-cool declaring, the end from the beginning at once airing. Revelation, the cherubic celestial microscope of the deep and divine remaining; revelation, the Elysian piercing periscope of the prophetic peering and perceiving. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, into the depths of Davy Jone’s Locker of Discernment double time deep diving and delving. The depths of the Divine straight off searching, and many matchless metrical mysteries of marvel momentarily and invariably unlocking. These days, unleashing the genius of lofty lyrical, poetic ken, from the pre-eminent Scrolls of Emmanuel’s heart deep things declaring. I’m now cruising upon Emmanuel’s telling tawny turfs, ne’er at all only learning; really, I’m e’er thus discerning. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, reaching forth for the golden gems of discernment this clarion call cert publishing; the deep depositories of insight and reasonings right now unraveling. Readily ruminating on the rooted rocks of wisdom-precious that the natural mind cannot perceive. I’m undeniably unearthing visions and dreams, as I walk through the valleys and labyrinth-crypts of the celestial sagacity streams. Discernment, now tactically and totally preferring; over and above learning affirming. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.
Listen to me now, considering these cert words of gold carefully cogitating. I’m now embracing revelation, and not forgetting forthwith to treasure discernment. Revelation over information preferring, discernment over learning e’er easily esteeming. I’m now dinning with the Author and Finisher of faiths enjoying, on the tasty delicacies of ambrosial enlightenment and insight we’re forthwith feasting. To this banquet of genius, you’re thus invited; so, répondez s’il vous plaît, “Yes,” I’m now pleading. The savvy sage speaks, the unfathomable truths of essence and reason duly declaring.