I am constantly reminding myself not to interrupt. Other people’s stories are not necessarily introductions to my stories, but are in fact tales I can learn from or dissect or repeat or savor. I want to be that person that seldom interrupts and not given to trying to top someone else’s tales. It takes conscious work, but I want to listen, ask questions, and get people to talk more about themselves, how they feel, who’d they met, or what they thought would happen next.

We need to take this approach, I certainly do, to meditation as well. Meditation is about listening to nature, to our heart, to our soul, and most importantly to God. I don’t mean to do so, but I often find myself silently talking instead of listening, and then realizing who am I to interrupt God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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