i like a good argument. at times, i can get heated in trying to prove my point. once in a while, i will even use fallacies to my own advantage– like ad hominem statements. only afterwards, will i realize how futile it all was.
i recently found this:
mil;l was right: feelings are more powerful than logic and facts.
i am not sure what else to write. i know that i ought to respect people’s feelings, honor their experience and interpretation of life events. how can i become more accepting?
i know that the Spirit will show us the right roads and remind us what we have already learned. deep listening is more about an attitude of openness, curiosity and will to understand. this is grace when we live this way.
can these be a new way of being that is greater than my desire to be right?
This especially resonated with me this morning “deep listening is more about an attitude of openness, curiosity and will to understand. this is grace when we live this way.” I’m going to sit with this thought and work harder on actualizing it.
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thanks for pondering, lori. perhaps i would add to the attitude list: a real care for the one who is speaking. best wishes to you!