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December 12th, 2016
What are you hearing?

Active listening is truly challenging…Not only can it be hard to keep your own mind quiet enough to hear what someone else is saying, every word used triggers certain definitions and feelings in us that may or may not be what the other person means.  It can be very challenging to not want to say something back, to defend, or illuminate for the other person.  And so often, what we hear versus what the other person means can be very different.

Yet being heard and feeling heard can be one of the most intimate acts two human beings can engage in.

I invite you to be conscious of how well you’re hearing what is being said to you, and rather than make assumptions or build whole stories based on a few words according to your own definitions, consider asking more questions, gaining more clarification of what someone actually means.

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