May we be the kind of listeners who offer kind eyes and open hearts. May we ask curious questions and leave agendas at the door. May we swallow the I-told-you-so’s and let the minutes fall gently away as we sit beside the people in our company without demanding they be good company for us. This is hard, to be sure. Let’s do it anyway.
Several years ago I took part in a training on spiritual direction and learned more about listening in the silences than I did in any of the talk. Today at (in)courage I’ll tell you why. Want to receive these posts in your inbox? Sign up here and receive a free gift today.