Tag Archives: listening

FMM 8 21 2020 Hear me

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ~ James Baldwin. My mother was a talker.  Later in life we surmised that her childhood may have been difficult, parents who sometimes didn’t speak to each other for months, so perhaps the children developed the […]

FMM 7 17 15 I’ll show you yours, don’t show me mine.

There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek I read a poem recently, a cautionary tale, told from the point of view of a person who needed to talk, to be listened to. The poem reminded me that often when people need to talk, we jump in with […]

FMM 5 17 13 This is My Story

The Silence between the words.  Have you ever noticed that when someone starts to tell you a story, you are immediately reminded of something similar that happened to you? And without thinking you start to tell your story, not even noticing that the other person had not finished theirs. That is the ego talking. It […]