“Are you listening?” cries the father character in Distracted, a play I saw last weekend in New York. “Name one friend of ours who really listens,” he demands of his wife. ~ by Maggie Jackson. Maggie writes often about the topic of attention and our distractions.
Meeting with a client this morning, they were bombarded with issues that dealt with authority, listening, de-valuing relationships, power and control. Feelings associated with the realization that authority figures only view them as a tool.
I was struck by the distraction. How the reality of these threats and conflicting messages provided a series of distractions which allowed them to not be able to use their energies and focus on doing good.
In reading this quote by Ms. Jackson I also wonder if the Host of Heaven would hear similar comments. “Name one of your creation that really listens to you!”, says the cynical angel.
He is not silent; we are not listening~Out of the Grey