The Art of Listening
Hearing the Things That Are Hard to Hear
When I don’t want to hear the truth about myself or a situation, I have an array of defenses I use to get the speaker to stop talking. If they don’t, and continue, I make it as difficult as possible for them to breach the wall I put up. With each opening they manage to breach, I have a team to fill the hole and barricade the fortress so they stay out.
If, for some reason, they persist and somehow get through the wall, I have an arsenal of facts, lies, history, proof, arbitrary stories that lead them to dead-ends, and hallucinogens that make them feel like they are crazy.
If they somehow manage to make it through all that, I punish them for telling me the truth for as long as I can.
If they withstand all that, then I surrender, listen or remember what they were saying, realize they were right to say what they said, and I am glad they said it.
Whew…there’s got to be a way to not put someone—especially someone who is willing to tell you a truth—through all that.
On Sunday, January 24th, from 9:30 to 12:00 PST, I will share and discuss ways to resist using the defenses, put down the wall, use the arsenal to help them continue, and love them instead of punishing them.
As well as…even if all that’s happening…how to listen anyway and grow.
Please come join me with your defenses and antidotes on how to hear what is hard to hear.
Zoom link will be emailed with registration confirmation.
Can't make this day/time? A video of the workshop will be sent to all registered participants.