I had a fascinating experience which resulted from a terrible cold, and completely lost my voice for a week. It was a surprisingly unsettling experience. I wasn’t able to participate in discussions at work, or defend any recent decisions vocally, and I was grateful that I had no immediate needs to shout for help.
As luck would have it, I had chosen the month of October to begin a mindfulness practice of setting a daily intention each morning. The day before I lost my voice, I chose “listen to learn” as my intention. Well universe, you got me! Did I ever listen that week.
This is what I learned, and strive to carry with me: