“Not only do people who have been listened to become healed, but they also become healers in the world. Being listened to shows them how to listen to themselves. And having learned how to listen to themselves, they can be present. A single moment of being present with another is a transformational moment.” -Mary O’Malley
Pretty much sums up my work with Patients, and why I go to therapy myself each week.
How about you?
Are you listened to?
Do you know how to listen?
Are you here?
Or is your attention scattered, rehearsing the future or rehashing the past?
Can you be present for a single moment with another?
A few questions for your week ahead.