We’ve reached a point where there’s nothing left to say, and most of us are completely done, we barely have the energy to speak to our friends, let alone folks who consider us enemies…. except… except sometimes there’s a chance. There’s that occasional person who says, “Oh, I didn’t think of that before.” Improbably. However improbably.
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Ah autocorrect. Scourge of the Internet. Sometimes it’s helpful; other times it’s certainly not. It changes what you were trying to say into something either… Read More »Beware the Autocorrect Gnome of Listening
Although we still have a long way to go in regards to mapping things directly to areas of the brain, I have to admit —… Read More »People Who Get Goosebumps When Listening to Music Experience More Intense Emotions
Writing is a form of communication, that’s for damn sure. And it’s when you forget that it’s communication that your writing suffers. But a lot… Read More »Writing Is As Much About Listening As It Is About Saying Things
PQ 7.6 — How well do I listen to my partners? * “You’re not listening to me!” I can’t count the number of times I’ve… Read More »PQ 7.6 — “You’re Not Listening to Me!”: 6 Types of Listening and When They’re Used
PQ 6.7 — In what ways do I actively listen to my partners? “In order to be loved, we have to love, which means we… Read More »PQ 6.7 — Active Listening: Restating and Things to Avoid
All week I’ve looked forward to this, and now it’s cancelled. It’s such a small thing, but I’m far more disappointed than I want to be.
We must check in on these other emotions that are quieter and more easily forgotten. It’s very much like creating space for a quiet friend to participate in a conversation when they’re trying to talk but no one is listening to them.
I have this other mode. One that goes, “I might get my heart broken, but this is worth the risk.” It doesn’t happen very often at all. Has only happened a couple of times in my life. But when that happens, I get really calm.
“Hey, I need you,” I say.
“What’s going on?” you reply.