“When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness.  Our listening creates a sanctuary for the homeless parts within the other person.  That which has been denied, unloved, devalued by themselves and others.  That which is hidden…Listening creates a holy silence.  When you listen generously to people, they can hear truth in themselves, often for the first time.  And in the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone.”  Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

*Taken from Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal (page 220)

 

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