If I Am Wise ...
As I speak words to help another, if I am wise,
I will listen very closely to what I have to say..
for I am saying what I, myself, need to hear.
As I tell another what to do, if I am wise,
I will listen very closely to the action I tell them
to take ... for it is the action I, myself, need to take.
As I spend my time trying to get others to hear
what to do for their own good and explain
what they need to do to feel good,
if I am wise, I will notice I,myself, have
not done what I have recommended.
As I am speaking ... I do not do. I tell others
to watch themselves and I stop watching
myself in the process. I am working on them,
instead of practicing the wisdom myself
shared from my very own mouth and heart.
People come into my life so I can explain
what I most need to hear. If I miss that,
if I think it is only them with the problem ...
I keep preaching and never go beyond
to hearing my own message.
When I am wise, less and less people will
show up mirroring to me
what I most need to see - for I will have
fixed the biggest problem of all,