“Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise or coach or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.” inscribed by Margaret J. Wheatley
There is a scarcity of listeners in this World. Only listeners you can see around you are the ones who are earning their bread and butter from the ones who have a lot to express but hesitation is stopping them, they are psychologists. Some can afford them and for some it’s like breaking the bank. Psychologists can never be replaced but what about the people out there, often grumpily living their lives,who want you to listen to them?
And so the word Regret. It remains with the ones who wanted to express their story to someone,share what they always wanted to because the words are being stuck in their throats. But the ones they want themselves to be listened by don’t take time for them. People do have time for scrolling up and down their timelines on social media and that too for no reason. They do have time to waste in useless thoughts and pleasures.
Just try giving your ears to someone for 5-10 min per day for a week, just listen, nod and show them interest – smile, no matter if they have something interesting or uninteresting and if you see no change in your life then stop. Listening will definitely help you in elucidating the things that may be troubling you. Listening heals the soul of a listener. It’s more like going to a spiritual place not for ourselves but for others. Don’t do it for appreciation, do it for someone who cares for you and wants to be cared.
Someone is ignoring you and that someone is getting ignored from the other and the chain is getting longer with time. Let’s do the right thing, listen to the ones who are getting ignored by us, they need healing, their souls need healing. You are not God, you are not a doctor but imagine how only you can save so many souls from shattering,from getting into depressed state of mind. Just be a LISTENER.
By the way, you people can ping me, I’m all ears.