Posted by Eileen
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person the two are almost indistinguishable.
Reacting is not the same as responding. Reacting just reflects our own preconceptions. Responding involves letting new ideas into our hearts and minds to dance and even wrestle with our preconceptions.
Truly listening with an open heart and mind is the ultimate intimacy and offers us daily opportunities for dying to self. (Eileen Norman)
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