Organic Wisdom :: Talk Less, Love More

I like to share some of the quotes I post on Twitter and Facebook, with some of my expanded thoughts and feelings on it here.

“Organic Wisdom” is what I have found speaking to me in those quiet moments, that guides me and that echoes Truth in my life. Please feel free to download, or share this image in any way you’d like.

This one is a constant reminder to myself.

Talk less, love more.

Love deeper. Love better. Love with more patience and understanding.

And for God sakes, stop talking.

I think as parents, as lover and as friends, we talk too much when we ought to be listening.

Actively listening.

Deeply listening.

Not giving advice (“You know what you should do…”).

Not criticizing (“I can’t believe you did that…”).

Not reprimanding (“You know better than that…”).

Not throwing a pity party (“That is horrible! You have every right to be angry!”).

Not fixing or analyzing or giving our own opinions.

Just listening. Deeper.

To what’s happening within the other person.

No one – not a child, not an adult – needs our thoughts as much as they need our love, compassion, empathy, and support.

THOSE are the things that enable both children and adults to feel at peace and uplifted in a way that allows them to turn things around, make changes, heal, discover their own answers (yes, your children always have the answers within them; they just need your genuine support in discovering them), and most importantly, trust you.

P.S. All of this applies to your relationship with yourself too.