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  • Writer's pictureDiane Kirkup

The Art of Listening

One of the kindest gifts we can give each other is listening it is an artful skill, one which can touch another deeply. To be heard warms the soul and oft times is much better than all the good intentioned advice. To be told I have heard you whether in words, or a touch or with our eyes is acknowledgement that you exist and matter. Often the answers are within us and being able to voice out loud, for some, can give us much to reflect upon with deeper clarity. For those experiencing deep grief there are no words to take the pain away, being heard and accompanied in silent compassion,

heart to heart can mean the world to a broken spirit.

"The Art Of Listening" - written by Diane Kirkup 6/6/21

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