I have a notebook where I write down quotes that stop me. Words, I love words that spin and weave and bob and sail.
"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.
Think how the friends that really listen to us
are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius
as though it did us good,
like ultraviolet rays."
Do you have a friend or friends like this?
I do. But I didn't always.
And from them I learned to be a listener.
Listening takes your mind off of yourself
Really listening unfolds petals of empathy
and compassion from your being
The world could use more listeners