At Serenity Vista, we love stories. If you are familiar with any of our blogs or work at all, you know by now, we love stories. Most people don’t appreciate the “naked truth”, but when it is wrapped up in a beautiful story, most people will welcome it in, sometimes without even knowing it is the truth. Stories can continue to reveal the truth slowly over time, meeting you where you are, showing back up in your psyche with the message you need – even if you don’t want to see the truth.
So, here’s a new favorite. It kind of reminds me of the saying (I love sayings too), “When you are pointing a finger at someone, you have three fingers pointing back at you”. Let me know if you like this story too, and what it means for you. Does an experience or belief come to mind?
Can You Hear Me Now?
The old man was sure that his wife was losing her hearing. He was frustrated that she refused to get her hearing checked, and scoffed at the idea of a hearing aid. The old man was getting quite worked up over it, and remembering and playing over all kinds of times when his wife would not listen to him – he felt he was usually right about most things.
Wanting to prove his rightness around his wife’s hearing loss, he decided to test her. One evening after supper, his wife was at her usual place by the fire with her Chai tea, reading on her iPad. Her husband stood way back out of sight from the adjoining room, and called out, “Honey, can you hear me?” His wife did not look up, and did not answer.
He moved a little closer, “Honey, can you hear me now?” Again, there was no response from his wife. He moved right to the door and called again, “Honey, can you hear me now?” No response. He was feeling quite vindicated, he would be able to prove to her that she was going deaf! He quietly snuck up right behind her, and whispered to the back of her head, “Honey, can you hear me now?”
His wife whirled around impatiently, and said, “Yes! For the fourth time, yes!”
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