‘… asking for help has always been hard for me. Western Society teaches us that we are supposed to be independent. That you are not supposed to ask for help. I just want to be heard, and loved and understood. Understood.’

Anne Folkes. Montgomery, Alabama.

Attention is so freely and unconsciously given to those who shout. At volume, and with drama. But many do not shout. Many will not shout. And it is their voices that so often articulate what so many of us yearn for.

This was filmed live in front of an audience, as so much is nowadays. In the Soul Biographies INNER VIEW Method. We were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Thanks to the Tuscaloosa Tourist Authority and the others for their help in making this happen.

The experience of Anne profoundly changed the room. It changed because all had given their full conscious attention. Such attention is yours to gift. It always has been.

I wrote these few words. They hold relevance to us all, with our under-used capacity to alleviate so many of today’s human challenges.

Undivided and So Still Attention

Before your words
of encouragement
and well-timed advice.

Before items gifted at
beyond an arms length.

Did you ever consider
the one thing that
might turn the
entire world
on its axis.

Your undivided
and so still attention.