Listening lights the bridge we must cross to know each other
Illuminates our minds to other perspectives
I hear you—do you really?
Are you thinking of your reply, or trying to understand?
What makes something simple so hard?
Listening makes us vulnerable-
What if the message is a hard truth?
Do we brave that possibility or defend our position?
The courage deeply imbedded in listening ennobles the moment.
© Global Listening Centre, 2018.