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Compassionate Listening…..

--by Mish, posted Oct 17, 2022
👂🏻 “Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Reconnected with a friend from long ago….she’s been going through a challenging transition, is depressed & fearful, although functioning, lives in a lovely house, has a sweet rescue dog, is aware of & grateful for her blessings.

She needed to be heard…I listened…shared…She had been there for me long ago when I was navigating a difficult transition & helped me get through it.

We’ve come full circle…she thanked me…some of what I shared has helped her access some aids that seem to be what she might need to deal with things better…more ‘tools’ that will strengthen her on her journey.

We can all help one another to see things differently by sharing what we learned from our own, similar, experiences. 🙏

🖼 Artwork by Albena Vatcheva]
"I aspire to be a giver. A giver of love, a giver of good vibes & a giver of strength."
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Readers Comments

Dennis826 wrote: Everyone just wants to be listened to at some point. Thank you for returning the favor to your friend. :)
Mish wrote: 🕊Quote/Image found at Psychiatry With Soul
mindyjourney wrote: You are a great listener ❤️. I wonder is that a Klimt painting?
pluto178 wrote: Lack of judgement is so important when we listen well done you have probably helped a lot. X
unknown wrote: You have walked your talk with me. Looking forward to offer the same unto the other because it made a difference to me 🙏
Rajni wrote: May God help, guide and bless your friend to live joyful life.
petroskryf wrote: Thank you for the reconnection with your friend, dear Mish. Kindness indeed.
butterkind wrote: Thanks for sharing the quote and very nice of you to be kind in this way.
dotmatrix wrote: ❤️.
DANCE wrote: So important to have someone who cares listen to us. Thank u dear Mish

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