There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
— Frank Tyger
Let us meditate on acts of listening. When you’re inside, pick up an object near you. Become fully aware of it. How does it feel against your fingertips? What does the object sound like when you move your fingers? Does it scrape or sing? Is it abnormally quiet?
When you’re outside, listen to the sounds of the world around you. What do you hear? Are there things that you’ve never noticed before?
Consider this the next time a person is speaking to you. Practice mindful listening. Their tone of voice, what they have to say. Think about their reason(s) for sharing with you.
How could you be a positive influence on those around you through listening?
Best of luck~