Listening

Sometimes I forget to listen.

Sometimes I’m so caught up with my own agenda, I forget to hear yours.

Sometimes, I care so much I want to take away your problem. I have so many solutions, I think I know what’s best for you. What you should do. I forget it’s your problem.

Sometimes I’m thinking about what to say next. What question. What direction. I forget that you’re leading.

Sometimes I recognise your problem. It’s familiar, I’ve heard it before

Then I pause, and I remind myself to ‘just listen’ and that which was feeling difficult, becomes easy again.

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