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Really Listen

24 Feb 2018   Shanti Gowans
Genuine listening
requires that you willingly bear witness
to what someone else needs to say
while simultaneously sparing them
of your own solution, defense, dismissal, alternative reality,
rebuttal, counterpoint, comparable story or more extreme example.
This kind of listening is a very "active" part to play in a conversation.
You have to believe for those moments
that none of the things you might say
could possibly be as valuable
as hearing someone out.
You may need to employ every ounce
of your strength of character
to actually pay attention
and not butt-in with your own bit.
That kind of attention paid to another is powerful medicine.


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