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The Gift of Listening

We have one mouth and two ears.  I should talk less and listen more.  Not an easy task for creatures whose emotions run hot and cold every other second.

Here’s a story of one woman who kept her cool with her angry teenage daughter (hats off to this lady!):

Daughter:  “You’re always gone!  I hate it!  Every child in the world is more important than me!”

Mom:  “What else?”

Daughter:  “I feel so ugly, so fat.  I hate my body!”

Mom:  “What else?”

Daughter:  “Why do I have to be the poor kid with the hand-me-downs?”

Mom:  “What else?”

The mother also describes her gut wrenching reactions and her desire to respond, yet she chose not to get “hooked” into her daughter’s comments. (Full Story)

I have yet to master the art of listening.  Thoughts?  Advice?  Websites?

I’m all ears!  🙂

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March 29, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Change, Education, Health and Wellness, Heart, Mind, Passion, Peace, Soul, Spirit, Stress, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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