Last week Jake and I had a 3-hour lunch date with our close friends. We were knee deep in soulful discussion, when there was a moment of resistance in the conversation.
I wasn’t feeling like I was being heard, so I kept pushing my point, instead of listening and holding space for a new perspective.
When I’m in alignment with my True Self, I am engaged and connected.
But when I’m aligned with my Ego, my shadow self takes over and I’m a know-it-all and can be bossy and condescending.
TBH, I was listening just enough to get my next word in and make my point.
I wasn’t TRULY listening to understand HER.
I’ve struggled with this since I was a child and talk a lot to feel important and to feel seen and heard.
In order to heal our present selves, we have to heal our past selves.
We all have a desire to feel seen.
It’s our innate human desire to feel significant.
To feel seen, first SEE the other person.
To feel heard, LISTEN.
*|FNAME|*, I hope this message resonated with you today.
I’m grateful that you are in my life! I see you!