Who listens to you?
Who do you listen to?
It’s a gift given to us and which we give to others.
It’s astonishing what can be mined from deep within us towards expression: through intentional silence, questioning, exploring, experiences, and imagining – it’s all listening. It’s listening which seeks to enable flourishing. It’s definitely not judgemental or criticising.
Whilst this kind of deep listening comes easier to some than others, it’s a skill we can all learn, enabling us to attend to what is and avoid the distractions.
‘Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”*
(*Simone Weil, quoted in Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way.)