While I consider myself to be a great listener, I have to confess that I love finding solutions to things. Especially when I see my loved ones having a hard time, I want to do anything I can to help take away the pain. I have learned that isn’t necessarily the best way I can help. Sometimes, all they want to do is talk. Be heard. Be seen. Be validated. I have to consciously make an effort to just listen (it’s so hard for me), but the space that we create by doing just that is so empowering and healing.
Can you relate? Do you consider yourself a good listener? Or do you find a solution for things right away?