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Reflection on Election, with Compassion

In my Buddhist practice, I begin each day with these words (thanks to Thich Nhat Hanh):

Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours before me.

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"Listening Is All Very Well, But..."

This is what a few people have said to me. They follow it with something like “… I want to be listened TO, how can I make sure people listen to me and that I am HEARD?” 91 more words


when i pause to listen with my heart, i can hear what you're going through; i find a connection and i find compassion

“if we were supposed to talk more than we were to listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.” – mark twain

i often hear the words in my head ‘keep my mouth shut.’ and then the voice continues, ‘i may not know what i’m saying. 164 more words

Knowing When Just To Be Present

What does it mean to hold space for someone? At the heart of it is listening.

With thanks to Adrian Juric for sharing this.


Revisiting Compassionate Listening

In the two years since I first published a post on compassionate listening, I’ve had many opportunities, both personally and professionally, to experience how very essential to our wellbeing and our relationships compassionate listening truly is. 617 more words


What is Psychotherapy?

In New York City where I practiced for over twenty years, it seemed as if everyone knew what psychotherapy is, even if they hadn’t ever experienced it personally. 690 more words

Personal Growth

Busy brain

Lost in thought

My busy brain

Doesn’t allow for interruption

You could be standing right in front of me

I can’t hear or see you… 213 more words