Hi dear friends,
I know that these weeks have been incredibly difficult for us all and I’m so happy to be “here” with you again this week. We all know and can feel that emotions, tensions, and uncertainty is at an all-time high, and I just wish for you to know that we are here for you, and will be here for you, through all of it.
What I wish to share this week is my insight into a practice that can help us all grow, learn, change and heal: listening. I know that inherently, we know the power of listening. We were taught to listen as young children and it’s something that deep down, we understand the significance. What I hope explore with you today, is why, at this moment in time, deep, concentrated listening can help us to move through and process these difficult times with grace and understanding.
When we listen, with open hearts and open minds we can…
…start to understand new perspectives and life paths
…heal deep wounds through shared experiences
…release old judgments and toxic thought patterns
…learn new ways of thinking
…connect with people in a deeper, more meaningful way
…cultivate a sense of compassion, empathy, and understanding
…know where to take action, change behaviors, and foster healing and growth
In our fast-paced, multitasking world, we often don’t take the time to really connect and listen. This week, I encourage all of you to be present in conversation so that you can fully take in the information being shared with you. We all truly just want to be heard and seen. There’s a power to your presence, and I hope you remember that!
We all wonder what we can do to make positive impact in the world, and it’s my belief that when we listen, we create change.
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org