We talk about listening a lot here at Abide in the Spirit because it is a core value that ties together so much of our mission, ministry, and purpose.
Just this past week I was reminded how important whole and holy listening is - because of its seeming lack in conversations I was having. From a text - where a question was left unanswered, to a conversation where I asked if I could speak only to have someone talk louder and faster over me, to a conversation where keywords were ignored and thus we got nowhere - the lack of space for authentic listening made me value places and spaces where it does happen even more.
I don't think I'm alone in craving spaces of listening. Nor do I think that the snippets I shared from my week are unique to me. Where are the spaces where you find that listening - wholly and fully - are lacking? And where do such spaces appear in your life where holy listening can thrive?
Michelle is a Spiritual Director and End of Life Doula. She is the founder of Abide in the Spirit.
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