Becoming a Compassionate Listener
Let’s say that you are in a conversation with another person, and they are speaking to you. Instead of listening, you catch yourself thinking of what you are going to say next. You are more focused on your response than on what the person is saying. Being a good listener is not easy, especially if there are distractions around. Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to listen to someone talk when you are angry? How about trying to listen to someone when you have already prejudged them?
These are all obstacles that we must overcome to become “Good Listeners.” Truly listening is one of the most loving gifts you can give someone. The gift of listening can ease emotional burdens and allow the heart to gently begin healing. Compassionate listening can also spark a level of awareness in your mind that was never opened before. One must listen with an open mind and heart before transformation can take place.
Listening also helps build a bridge of understanding and reconciliation. It is often the springboard of forgiveness. Forgiveness is the pathway to a higher quality of relationship with all. Listening and forgiveness are the foundation to a more peaceful world. How many times have we withheld forgiveness out of spite? How many times have we withheld forgiveness because we wanted to maintain Control of someone or something? Withholding forgiveness stunts our personal growth and makes us terribly unhappy.
I truly believe that most of us are eager to create a more loving and peaceful world. We can create this new world by following these 4 guidelines: 1. listening in a respectful way when others speak. 2. Be kind and forgiving towards others. 3. Give others the benefit of the doubt. 4. Let go of past hurts. When we strive to follow these 4 guidelines, we become a blessing and a loving presence in the world.
If you need assistance following any of these 4 guidelines, we can help you at our energy healing and spiritual counseling center. We have helped many clients live a life filled with kindness, peace, forgiveness, and compassionate communication. We look forward to helping all who enter our doors.
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