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Delphic Maxim of the Week 4/17/23
Ἀκούων ὅρα | Observe what you have heard
Delphic Maxim of the Week. Observe what you have heard (Ἀκούων ὅρα).
“This maxim returns to the topic of awareness. Observe tie world around you, mind what you hear. Be attentive to the people around you. Many people are just fond of talking and do not really listen; they just use what others say as a chance to continue their monologues. The sage trains himself to really listen what others say, what they mean by what they say. To observe and to listen means to stand back, to take a distance, to grasp the bigger picture of things.”