A quick series of posts on the 5 things that are "DONT'S" in life, in descending order. I know this for a fact. Let's just leave it at that.

4. Listening too Casually.

Did you really hear what was said today? To listen, unrestricted, to the words, tone, and emotions of someones' speech is a profound gift and the only real way to connect. Did you hear the world around you today? The sound of the wind or the buzz of the crowd signals us that we are alive. Listen to the rhythm of your workplace. What is it telling you?

Penitence for this deafness to life is as follows. Close your eyes and listen until you can identify 10 different sounds around you. Do it now and come back here for more tomorrow.