Two Ears

Day 18

Two ears, one mouth.

Dear Listener, You freakin’ rock my world!

Husband is an excellent listener… and with so much excitable energy which usually makes its way out of my mouth, I’m blessed by his calm, grounded, open heart… which looks like his listening to me and making comments only as adds to our discussion.

He truly listens to hear, not just to reply. We’ve been together for nearly 36 years now – omg, really?! – and his ability to hold space and allow me to share my heart, my thoughts, my hope and dreams, my fears and concerns, has kept us together.

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.

Mother Teresa

Dear Listener, You freakin’ rock our world!

This morning, I shared a short message with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation… they remained rapt in their attention for the entire time. I felt so respected, seen, heard, valued. What. A. Gift. I am so thankful for this group of care-ful, compassionate visionaries. They bless me again and again. ❤

Dear Listener, You freakin’ rock this whole world!

Finished with work, I walked up front to the other offices and enjoyed a great conversation with two of my co-laborers in the field. Fine, kind-hearted, hilarious, generous souls are they! And by conversation, I mean that I unpacked years of my life while they held each word tenderly, asked perfect questions and offered tender encouragement and insightful observation. I really am the most blessed soul. My job is brilliant and the souls with whom I work are of the highest vibration.

Dear Listener, You freakin’ rock our world!

God, allow me to be one who listens well, holds tender, safe space, keeps eye contact, meets others at the heart space, and offers a hug and a smile as appropriate. When others walk away from being with me, may they feeling like they mattered, they were heard, they were held, they were treasured. May they experience Love with me, knowing that they do not need fixing or figuring out, but only to be allowed to share their hearts and know that they were heard.

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another that both attracts and heals.

I. J. Isham

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