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A Different Perspective.

As a REALTOR, seems to me that getting inside a different perspective (that of the client) is a valuable skill... Let me know what you think...as in this verse written on Memorial Day.

I remember today the young people.
For thousands of years they have gone off to war,
surrendered their lives for  the advantage of others,
And have not wavered on the way.

I think about the human drama-  where we fit in.
I wonder what would happen if we could find the place, in all of this,
where stillness flows as it does when we sing at the altar,
as it does when twilight settles in.

Where is that stillness that comes from open hearts,
that stillness that dissolves the rage and the clatter?
Where is that stillness that drowns out the sounds of battle,
keeps the lives of sons and daughters safe?

If only we could turn to the great trees,
so alive as they stretch to greet the light before the coming winter days,
ask them to reveal the secret of quietude, 
let their whisper run through the pounding voices of war,

so that within the angry chant, the life roots of energy might appear
as an infant, and breathe, and love,
and let each one of us see,
that the blood we shed belongs to all of us...........

Wind-in-the-Feather

~^~

 

 

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Beautiful. This Memorial Day has been more difficult for me than those before. Yesterday at Church Pastor talked about St. Francis Assisi. Since Francis is a nature guy I can take comfort in his words.
Posted by Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004 (Rocky Mountain Realty ) about 11 years ago

 

 And that vision will stem the flow....

 

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Dena and Joan..thank you. Both of you with open hearts.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago

Gorgeous picture! I'd like to have your skills --

As I look at the picture I can see a couple of different things, both brought on by the words in your beautiful poem

1. At first glance, it is a tree top in the moonlight

2. The closer I look and contemplate your words I see the roots of a tree/plant under a (very large) microscope

We all need to take a look at the big picture then take a deep look within ourselves -- the blood we shed DOES belong to all of us -- 

YOU! deserve a star! 

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 11 years ago
janeAnn, this was beautiful. I wish for the same....
Posted by Lysa Napolitano about 11 years ago

Mary~

...your descriptions of the graphic made me smile...I really like both of them. It's quite something when we see things from the perspective of other living things...soo often we look at trees as "objects"...they give us shade...they are in the way of our view...but if we could get inside the "essence" of a tree, we might find a whole new way of experiencing the world. 

As a REALTOR, seems to me that getting inside a different perspective (that of the client) is a valuable skill... Let me know what you think.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago
I just posted a comment along these lines. I think sometimes we impose our schedules and other expectations on our people and thats a disservice.  Have you ever tries explaining something that the client just can't seem to get?  You get frustrated, but the reality is they need more time and a different approach to get them properly empowered to go to the next step.
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 11 years ago
janeAnne, This post originated from a deep well spring.  Thank you for sharing you.
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Lysa~

Thank you for saying that, Lysa. There's a whole "other place" to find ...maybe one day we human beings will grow tired of the fray...(???)...and begin to look for it.....

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago

Jeff~

I just responded to Lysa's comment...and now, as I read ours, I think what you say bears repeating...especially since it is  so broad-ranging...You commented, "... a different approach to get them properly empowered to go to the next step..."

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago
What a beautiful post and the picture is unique as well.  I'm not a Real Estate Agent but certainly trained to see other's perspectives and it helps myself and my clients; nothing is black and white and sometimes people need help seeing things through "different eyes."  Beautiful post!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 11 years ago

That stillness for me comes from faith in God and prayer. This is a great post janeAnne.

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) about 11 years ago

Lola~

THANK YOU for your comment. Much appreciated, and likewise to YOU ~^~

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago

janeAnne -- You opened your post with a very important concept:  looking at things from another perspective.

WANTED: Fresh Perspective. Apply Within.  Introduces a series of articles about just that.  I encourage everyone interested in improving your relationships with your clients to check it out.  Our perspective molds our reality.  Nothing else in this world can alter our reality like a change a change of perspective can.

Posted by Rich Schiffer, Referral Agent, e-PRO about 11 years ago

Jane Anne,

How enchanting is your poem, and the graphic you created!

My stillness comes from surrendering to the God of my Faith. "Be Still and know that I am God"

In this surrendering I become transformed by "the renewing my mind"and gain a new perspective by "fixing my eyes not on wordly things, but on things which are above"

Peace,

Ginger

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 11 years ago
We are really in the business of empowerment, if you stop and think about it.  We don't buy the homes, they do.  They make a better, bigger decision for their life via our empowerment.  Then we part ways ('till me meet again, as the song goes) and we go on to empower someone else...
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 11 years ago

Carole~

You underscore one of the thoughts I had while writing the verse...as you say "...sometimes people need help seeing things through 'different eyes'..." Sometimes, unless we make the time to look at all the perspectives, we can miss the "Big Picture"...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago

Michele and Ginger...~ and ~

 Amen and THANK YOU soooooo much!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago

Jeff~ 

Yes...we are in the same business as the trees...reaching for a bright place...with roots firmly planted in the solid ground of experience and our fiduciary duties...THANKS for this expansion on the theme.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago
Wo...not Woo...wo...that was deep....and inspiring all at once. 
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 11 years ago

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Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 11 years ago
Thank you very much for sharing, you do have a gift!
Posted by Shane Sarae about 11 years ago

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