I have been having a series of odd dreams recently. Or maybe a better word is intense. Intense dreams that are very clear in their meaning.
A few days ago, I dreamt that I was at a public event, where a friend was sharing with those gathered the story of the heartbreak she had experienced. Only no one was paying attention. People were having their own conversations over her. And as she got to the most important part of her story, music began to play to cut her off.
In my dream, I stood in front of her just weeping as if saying - keep going. I'm listening to you.
Listening is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to another person. True, deep listening where we don't seek to short-change them or cut them off. But we are also in need of that gift ourselves.
How do you feel when people do not listen to you wholly?
Michelle is a Spiritual Director and End of Life Doula. She is the founder of Abide in the Spirit.
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