Listening is the opposite of judgment.
When you judge, you are imposing a perception on reality. When you listen, there is only perceiving.
That is called clear-seeing.
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ~ Ram Dass
Reality is not hiding. You are hiding reality.
cute things to call your girlfriend:
"Cartoons? Isn’t that for kids?" I look up and smile " Yes it is" Suddenly my appearance shifts and shrinks as I become a child. All my money turns to monopoly money and all my bills are gone. My adult responsibilities vanish, finally the spell is broken, and I am free.