Are you listening?

Not every problem needs a solution…sometimes problems just need to be let out into the air.

As I listened to the problems come forth from a loved one this week, my mind was immediately turning with solutions.

This is how you should feel.

This is how you should solve the problem.

This is how your need to move forward…

Pause.

A gentle reminder that he did not want a solution…he just wanted me to listen.

The listening space was far more useful and valuable than any solution I could possible offer.

Ask yourself today…

-Am I listening?

-Can my love be shared with a smile and nod, rather than words or a strategic plan?

-Is listening what I also need?  Don’t be afraid to ask for it.

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