LISTEN BY JD MARTIN & JAN GARRETT WRITTEN BY TOM KIMMEL & JD MARTIN
"The song of love is hard to hear,
Till everything's so loud that, we're
Alone with what we're missing."
These words made this a must do project the very first time I heard the song.
Beautiful song, beautiful concept, created by beautiful people to remind us that everyone benefits from a loving and supportive audience - even if it's an audience of one.
The message in this video seems straight forward and uncomplicated but the concept is very complex. Hearing is easy but listening is a skill that requires attention, wisdom, intention and focus to develop. We don't truly believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us there is something valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals and lifts the human spirit.
Practice giving the gift of active listening this season and all year long. One size fits all, it lasts a lifetime, is always in demand and appreciated and the only thing you need to pay is attention. Start early and listen to the seen and the unseen from the first breath to the last whisper. The joy received is immeasurable when you choose to practice and actively participate in our uniquely human ability to both hear and listen.
JD and Jan have many, many wonderful songs. You'll find their contact information at the end of this video.
Like all great songs and simple truths, Listen was a learning opportunity, a wonderful creative challenge and a chance to learn more about three truly great artists use their gifts to celebrate what is right with world and use their time talent to make beautiful music to share with all of us. Can't wait to see what's next!