there's something in my hair
A few years ago, when I was still studying I worked as a volunteer family counselor. Our main task was to teach families the importance of communication. When we introduced this into the counseling sessions, people always got excited as they were hoping that we would teach them how to get people to hear them better. But they were always disappointed when we began with – the importance of listening.
Listening is probably the hardest part of communication. Do we really listen to others; do we hear the unspoken as well as the spoken? Who really has time for this, the world is too busy, and people are too full of their own importance, trying too hard to get their own point across. We have forgotten to listen, to truly listen. What a wonderful gift it is when someone listens to you, gives you that space to speak your words and feelings. I know that I need to be reminded of this!
I think it’s also important that we listen to ourselves, find time to listen to what we are saying all day long to others and of course what are we saying to ourselves.