How we choose to respond affects everything…compassionate listening.
We live in a world of rapid communication. Whether we are emailing, texting or speaking to each other, our responses are quick. They are expected to be so. Rarely is time taken to pause. To reflect, savor, mull. Though when that does happen, in person, it feels like a magical moment. There is a feeling of presence. Perhaps a deepening of connection.
I often think about things metaphorically. I love to make soup and it feels an appropriate metaphor that resonates with this quote from Martha Graham.