The Morning’s Metaphor

Hearing yet not hearing.

A coffee order:

Me: Tall, veranda blend, room for cream, 2 pumps of vanilla.

Barista: Do you want room for cream?

Me: Yes.

Barista: I’ll get it ready.

A few moments later I’m handed a cup of Veranda (Yay), tall (Yay), with no room for cream (what?), and no vanilla (boo).

Hearing without hearing.

We hear what we expect to hear.

If we are not paying attention to what is right in front of us, what is being said right in front of us, what is jumping up and down right in front of us….

We will hear without hearing.

And it will be wrong.

Person 1: How are you?

Person 2: I’m exhausted.

Person 1: Oh me too, let me tell you about it.

Hearing with out hearing.

Personal agenda’s overtaking care for one another.

(birth of a new star)

God: Change is coming

People: Oh no, how will the affect me?

God: Change is coming

People: What must we do to preserve the past

Hearing without hearing. Asking the wrong questions. Blocking the request for vanilla and providing what we anticipated hearing…..

even though that was not what was said.

 

Hear with hearing.

Put the assumptions down.

Pay attention to what is right in front of us.

 

To your peace and perturbance,

Amy