Do you hear your children? Do you hear your husband?
I mean really hear them?
Do you hear what they are saying? What they are expressing? What they are worried about? What their frustrations are?
I don’t always. I admit it. I listen, yes. Lots of times I hear what they are saying and then I interupt with my own amazing things that need to be said.
Or not so amazing.
So this week’s intention is to break it all down and just listen.
No need to respond. No need to retaliate. No need to be right. No need to debate.
When things heat up, walk away and cool down and really hear what is being said.
Stay silent for now.
Don’t let any thing you want to say or feel the need to say ring out above anyone else’s today. In fact, push it all aside.
Let everyone else have their say.
Let the presence of your listening be enough.
It may make you feel lighter.
You may hear your own voice yelling inside.