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InnerNet Weekly: Inspirations from ServiceSpace.org
When Someone Deeply Listens To You
by John Fox

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2343.jpgWhen someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you’ve had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.

When someone deeply listens to you
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind’s eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you
your bare feet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

About the Author: by John Fox

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When Someone Deeply Listens To You
What does it mean to you to deeply listen to someone? Can you share an experience of a time you felt deeply listened to? What helps you to deeply listen?
Jagdish P Dave wrote: Listening deeply to someone means to be fully attentive to the other person’s saying. Sounds simple, but not that easy to do. When I listen to someone my mind is fresh, clean, open and undivided. …
David Doane wrote: To deeply listen to someone means to give full attention to what someone is saying, not to what I am thinking, not to judgments or assumptions I might be creating, and not to what I am going to say in…
Prasad Kaipa wrote: This week, I have been reflecting on the listening deeply. I thought it might be interesting to tell a story with two photos. The B & W photo is taken in a retirement community in Bangalore last year…
Sunil Mor wrote: Deeply listening is establishing a soul to soul connection on equal footing. It’s accepting the universality of the same life force manifesting in everybody. Then there is a smooth flow with full …
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