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Do not think lightly of good, that nothing will come of it. A whole water pot will fill up from dripping drops of water - Lord Buddha, Dhammapada v 122

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Listen to Me

When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving advice you have not done what I asked.

When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldnt feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem, you have failed me, strange as that my seem.

Listen! All I asked, was that you listen. Not talk or do just hear me. Advise is cheap: 10 cents will get you both dear Abby and Billy Graham in the same newspaper, all I can do for myself; Im not helpless. Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself, you contribute to my fear and weakness.

But, when you accept as a simple fact that I do feel what I feel, no matter how irrational, then I can quit trying to convince you and can get about the business of understanding whats behind this irrational feeling. And when thats clear, the answers are obvious and I dont need advice. Irrational feelings make sense when we understand whats behind them.

Perhaps thats why prayer works, sometimes, for some people because God is mute, and he doesnt give advise or try to fix things. "they" just listen and let you work it out for yourself.

So please listen and just hear me, and, if you want to talk, wait a minute for your turn; and Ill listen to you.

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