I’m in a restaurant eating breakfast. There are three conversations happening around me. From what I hear and observe, in each of these sets of conversations, ‘listening’ is happening. I hear and sense good and wholesome listening going on. That’s a good, yea ‘great’ thing.
CB and I have a rule. When she comes to where I’m writing, or doing anything, and wants to talk, I take my hands off the computer keys, I mute the TV and devote my whole attention to what she has to say. And she does the same.
What an art – to tune in, to pay attention. I remember a line from a book I read five years ago.
A husband and wife are talking. The wife says, “I’ve never been so listened to … so heard.”
Wow! That is a great relationship moment.
P Michael Biggs