Should you be listening to what you are listening to? From TV, radio, everyone wanting to pour sound your way? I don’t think so. I wish I had the time to do the research of how much unnecessary sound we allow into our lives on a daily basis, but even without doing so, I am sure many of us listen to too much. Too much of what we will not need or use because of the lack of value in its content.
The teacher, mother and coach kinds of leaders run in tight little steps beside the group, constantly looking sideways or behind them to check that every member of the group is keeping up in the right direction. They talk directly to different members as they walk with them, and reflect the attention of the shepherd who is anxious about the safety of the ones they are walking with – rather than looking up and striding ahead of the group.