Listening to the Voice

You’re the voice, try and understand it
Make a noise and make it clear, oh, woah

– John Farhham

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be held before December 2023.
– ABC News

Image by Thomas Wolter from Pixabay

A friend observed that there’s not much point to a Voice unless someone is listening. We often don’t listen well because we are so intent on making our own Voices heard. We have our agendas and we are anxious that they not be lost. This in itself becomes an obstacle to listening.

Listening is intentional. It is also vulnerable. We may not like what we hear. Intentional listening may expose us to the need to make some changes – even abandon some precious notions of who we are. Listening is a courageous act.

Collect
O still small Voice, shout loud enough that I may hear Your wisdom through the cacophony of daily distraction, and that I may turn my attention to using my ears and mouth in the proportion with which they have been gifted to me.

Haiku
Listen to the Voice
Bulldozing old certainty
To make a new road

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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