Three Reasons I Teach Listening

Why do I give the gift of listening and teach others to do so? I want to be a breath of fresh air, a wind beneath the wings, a break in the storm, a waterdrop in the desert, a light in the night, a jack between the bars. Says the dreamer poet in me.

Why do I teach listening? I want to keep America free for future generations. If no one listens, children will act out to get attention, the quiet will die, adults will act out, more laws for protection will appear, and freedoms will disappear.

Why do I give and teach listening? I want to feel heard! I want to gather into my circle many people who care as I do about practicing calm availability when with others in conversation. I want to be part of a community known for its listening.

Copyright 2013 Wilma Zalabak

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