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"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."
— Karl Menninger
The times that we live in there are numerous distractions. With things such as cell phones, ipods, facebook, blogs; we are constantly talking. It's very rare we find someone who wants to just listen, I think most of us are dying to get our opinions out there. How is this really listening?
Listening to me is not interrupting, not judging, or following up with an opinion. Let me cry, let me pour my emotions out there without fear of judgement. I read somewhere that Listening is a very humble quality and I could not agree more. Set aside all your thoughts, all your opinions, all your judgements and hear what I have to say. That takes a lot, and I know that when I find someone who can do this for me I have found the best friend I could ever ask for.
If you ever need anyone to hear you, just know I'm here for you. Don't be afraid to open up because I promise you I will listen.