Ella Cara Deloria 355 words, 13K views, 31 comments
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On Sep 16, 2023David Doane wrote :
Anpetu Waste Win writes about something very important, the value of being quiet, not talking, listening. A favorite quote of mine by Pascal is "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." There are as many voices as there are creatures, no two exactly the same. Over time I've learned to be silent and listen to the earth, or at least to the expressions of it, such as the birds, animals, insects, the wind, and to the many sounds all express, all of which affect me at a level deeper than talking and thinking, and I love it. What helps me grow my words in silence is the silence and patience that allow space and time for words and what they express to grow, not stepping on the seedlings by talking before they have a chance to develop.
On Sep 19, 2023Barbara wrote :
David Doane, I love this reminder to listen to the whispers of the earth. Each creature, each thing of Mother Nature is speaking to us...we need to just stop and listen and thank you them for being there.
On Sep 19, 2023David Doane wrote :
Thank you. I like your phrase "the whispers of the earth" -- it's important that we listen carefully or we miss what's being whispered.