Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Listen and Observe

I had to share Lance’s great advice: “So hear the words of the Dalai Lama. Listen to me. And today, take the time to observe and listen as life passes you by. Everyone you see today has a story. Hear it!”

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This week, for Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Silverthreading, I draw upon the simple wisdom of the Dalai Lama.

Blurred crowd Stop and listen!

As I travel around the world, and I have done that a lot, I find myself sitting around in airports, railway stations, bus stations, hotel lobbies, great city plazas and numerous other places where I have the great opportunity to observe people. That’s what I do. I watch the people passing by. I listen to what they say, even if I do not speak their language or immediately understand their words. I take in their actions and interactions. I think about where they have come from, how they grew up, what their childhood was like, what their occupations may be, what relationships affect their lives, and much more.

People-watching is such fun, and it allows one’s imagination to run riot.

I know that I can learn something…

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3 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Listen and Observe

  1. You just can’t go wrong with the Dalli Lama. I was offline for so long I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to be back. Great post Colleen.

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