“To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements or declarations. True listeners no longer have an inner need to make their presence known. They are free to receive, welcome, to accept.
— Henri Nouwen
Since I’m still primarily focused on reading and sharing this month’s #1000Speak posts, I’m closing out the week with another related quote. I fully expect to be back to my opinionated, somewhat less compassionate self, on Sunday.
Enjoy the weekend!
Photo of the Rocky Mountains taken from the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 2015.
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