Sep 2, 2012

68 Listen More, Talk Less

Listen more.

Talk less.

It is not everything you need to express.

Silent observation brings revelation,

A guide to astute communication,

Smooth articulation,

Probably solutions,

To...

Stop the endless regurgitation

Of the...

He said,

She said,

It said,

That said,

They said,

Who said,

What said,

When said,

Where said,

Why said,

Unproductive tittle-tattle insanity.

It is useless sheep mentality

Obscured in false unity,

Rooted in insecurity.

Words are not always necessary.

You lose the lesson when prattling insistently,

Missing the message in the journey

You ought to...

Listen more.

Talk less.

You may learn something,

And gain everything

 

by D.S.B. Rhapsody©All rights reserved

 

TRIGGER FINGER – AM SORRY: To my blog friends, I accidentally deleted a couple of your comments, i am sorry, blame it on my trigger finger.    07

68 comments:

  1. stopping by to say Hello, a refreshing and real read as always. J

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    1. hello to you and thank you for stoppin by. thank you

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  2. Did you write the poetry you posted? Wonderful stuff.

    Tammy~

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    1. Yes Tammy I did write the poem "Listen More, Talk Less."
      thank you

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  3. another powerful piece!

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  4. I could’t agree with you more,
    Great post. Thanks for visiting my neighborhood and for your comments.
    Hope all is well and that you have a great week.

    Peace,
    Tenthltr2u

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    1. Thanks, a great week to you to. Always glad to visit.

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  5. This is so true, what a wonderful post!

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  6. In Japan, we said wise person were always listen to what other people said…
    then when you talks time that make sure you need to think first in your head then open a big mouth ha ha ha
    Nice post!
    So take care and have an awesome week,
    Michiko

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    1. Oh that is a wise lesson believe me, so many times my words run out of my mouth before I thought to catch it and simply swallow.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by…
    I love those first two lines… Listen more and talk less.
    Some of the wisest people I have ever met have had very little to say.
    But when they do speak it is profound and to the point.
    Have a splendid day, Greg

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    1. hmmmmmm, true. I am practicing what i preach.

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  8. is why God gave ustwo ears and one mouth ^_^

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    1. Aptly put, thanks.....good way of looking at it.

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  9. Nice words, nice thoughts. As usual, I am impressed. Thanks. Peace.

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    1. coming from a poet that is high compliments thank you.

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  10. hello Fab. How have you been, I havent seen you connected in the last days.

    Very nice message, talking about me, i need to talk more sometimes, I had a problem with a friend of mine, when we were together he always wanted me to talk or say something, he didnt feel confortable with my silence.

    Have a great week and we talk soon, Hugsssss.

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    1. hmmmm, don't do much chatting anymore just logon once in a while to see if you are there, if not I logoff.

      We all have our way and adjustments take time for you cannot force it, your friend need to be patient and take the time to understand you as you are and not as he wishes you to be.

      Have a great week as well. smooches

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  11. You are a very talented lady. great poem!

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    1. Why thank you Beth, its always a pleasure seeing you through your words. Have a great day.

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  12. umm rattling words that convey nothing but blaa blhaa…ha? blessed are those who knows the art of listening..
    nice day

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  13. Very true! The things you can learn when you take a moment and listen.

    Take care,
    Christina

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    1. Ah Christina you are so right, i have to remind myself of this always for at times when i have a thought on something i run away telling it forgetting to pull back but for a moment and simply listen.

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  14. This was wonderfully written. I am blessed to have you, Miss Cee and Joelle to read.

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  15. So, so true. Well said.

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  16. Absolutely Beautiful "D" I always respond inside with a very good feeling when I read your words! Haven’t been to your site for awhile due to this leg business. I am happy to report that I am up and ‘running’.

    Have a ‘new scare" possible Breast Cancer. I am very’upbeat’ and not at all worried. It may be nothing at all, just waiting for the call from my Dr., as I had a repeat Mammogram and Ultrasound of my right breast yesterday. (Just had my regular 2 yr.). Never been called back before.

    Whatever God chooses to throw my way, I will just keep a positive attitude, do whatever needs to be done medically and leave the rest up to prayer and my deep Faith in God. It’s helping me, (to stay so positive), having worked with Cancer patients for those 8 yrs.!

    I’ve changed my site but there’s nothing on it and also my email addy. Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Jen

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    1. Wow sounds like you have your plate full. I am glad to read you feet are back in business and you are mobile again. OOh on the new scare-wow, i hope is nothing, you have a great spirit with tremendous courage.

      I am glad my words are able to touch and inspire you. Please take care. God speed.

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  17. to know and understand everything around us, but perhaps knowledge in a few fall into errors.

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    1. hmmmm, to fail is to be human, it is not the failure we must dwell on rather the lesson and how we can best apply its tenets to our lives.

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  18. this my emaill in msn (ahmedmhmmed00@hotmail.com) so add me on ur emaill

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  19. You never fail to deliver.

    Another well-thought out poem.

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    1. Thank you my sistah. As always I look forward to your input. Have a glorious week.

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  20. This has been my motto always...listen more, and talk less.
    Definitely a good monday read.

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  21. A very nice poem to begin my week with -Listening -now how many of us do it ?

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    1. hmmmmm, good question, i know i have been guilty of not listening at times. I am a work in progress, getting there, listening more, talking a little less.

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  22. Thanks for commenting on my blog!! :) Just followed you. Please follow back :)

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  23. True words to ponder upon...glad I came by here . Had to share some snippets on twitter, wisdom must be shared :).

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. I am also glad you came, by all means, would appreciate a link back. thanks for coming

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    1. thank you, i place it hear as a reminder to myself as well as share it with others that may find it beneficial.

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  25. Your post echoes what's been in my spirit about not missing the message and to listen more. Very well said.

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    1. Amen, i hear that, believe me, its such great habit to develop. Thank you.

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  26. This is indeed good advice , I myself am a listener ..So I like this post very much.
    Best Wishes for you week.
    Sheila

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    1. Oh that is good, to be a great listener is a great asset to behold.

      Thank you

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  27. Great lesson. I need it in my life. lol

    - LDP

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    1. Both you and I, its like a muscle, you have to train yourself daily to be more attentive, to know when to talk and when to listen.

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    1. Which are you? A talker or a listener?
      I must confess to being both.....

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  29. this reminds me of the book of Proverbs where it says it pays to listen more and talk less
    constructive and creative poem ma'am!!

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  30. wonderful poem to remind us of when to be quiet and when to talk
    and another thing i learned from your poem..."when you're not sure...most esp with all the he said and she said...then dont bother distributing it at all.''
    www.rainbowbrew.blogspot.com

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    1. Blessings.....
      I am glad you were able to get something from it. still tongue open ears can at times be a challenge.

      Welcome and thanks for coming and sharing.
      Stay blessed.

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  31. We forgive you...
    that is a really great poem,
    I hope I was reading it in the correct tone.

    x
    Diary Of A Shallow Black Girl

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    1. thank you ms Nana, i was so mad at myself, it was only after i came back to respond to the comments that i realized i hit DELETE, can you imagine?

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  32. I am not sure if my comment posted.

    Nevertheless I really like the poem
    You have such a talent,
    Talking less and listening more will do us all good


    Diary Of A Shallow Black Girl

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  33. Interesting post, sista. Some people spend all their lives spreading poisonous gossip. Can't stand em! there's a couple of women that tick me off where I work. Any spare moment they have is spent in hushed tones. When they catch my eye...(they sit across from me in an open plan office) They mouth "not you." Like I should be glad it's not me they're gossiping about! What a waste of energy and brain cells!

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    1. The one thing I have learnt about people who engage in malicious gossip is that its about character and it is only a matter of time before your name comes up and is maligned in the same way. This is a lesson i learnt the hard way - not always the best way to learn.

      I do not engage in idle gossip, If i have something to say to someone i say it directly to them, if i am not able to say it, then i keep it to myself until i can or i simply let it go and take note to myself about being more mindful around that person.

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  34. This is something very important to remember. Often times people are thinking of how they're going to reply with their own observations instead of listening carefully to what the other person is saying. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. Oh Kay you are so right, i am so guilty of doing that times, now i remind myself to "listen" then once the person is finished i ask, "are you sharing or would you like my input on the matter?" I found this to be a good strategy especially against foot in mouth incidences.

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