Can I listen?

A friend of mine is going through a break-up and she’s struggling to get the emotional support she needs. Hearing her talk about the difficulties of being listened to raised the following questions in my mind:

  • Can I listen without thinking ahead to what I’m going to say next?
  • Can I listen without jumping in with well-meaning advice?
  • Can I listen without getting distracted by my own thoughts and concerns?
  • Can I listen without changing the subject to something more ‘interesting’?
  • Can I listen with my heart as well as my head?

How good are you at listening?



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