The simple, yet sometimes challenging art of listening can heal.
If you want to deeply listen to someone else, you first have to be clear on what your inner experience is. You have to connect to the present moment and let your thoughts, judgments and feelings come into your awareness while not attaching to them.
The miracle of listening this way allows the talker to unfold into their own brilliance. Without letting our busy-body minds interfere with their process, an invitation is extended so that Truth may enter.
When Truth enters, healing occurs.
The story and its circumstances are not altered, yet the talker is allowed an opportunity for inner transformation if they are ready for it.
However, as a listener, if we are invested in validating, interjecting and sharing our own ideas about how this story ‘should be’, we block the flow of the miracle.
Yesterday, I mindfully listened to a woman who shared a harrowing and unjust life…
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