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Thought for Thursday, July 6, 2023

No one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.

Marianne Williamson

How often do we find ourselves in conversations, pouring our thoughts out to others, but feeling unheard? We yearn for validation, understanding, and connection, yet somehow, our words seem to fall on deaf ears. But here's the secret: we must first listen to ourselves before expecting others to listen to us.

Listening to ourselves means embracing self-reflection and cultivating a deep understanding of our own thoughts, beliefs, and desires. It's about being present with our inner voice, giving it the space it needs to express itself authentically. Only then can we communicate our truth in a way that resonates with others.

When we take the time to truly listen to ourselves, we gain clarity, confidence, and a stronger sense of self. We become more attuned to our own needs, values, and aspirations. This self-awareness becomes the foundation for effective communication and genuine connection with others. It's about finding our voice and embracing our truth. When we speak from a place of self-awareness and authenticity, our words have the power to captivate, inspire, and truly be heard. Trust the wisdom that resides within and let it guide your interactions with others.


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