People have always wanted to talk to me about their problems. I guess I’m a good listener. Maybe I have something to contribute after all.
No one is without value in this life. Maybe we haven’t discovered our unique purpose or special gifts, but we each have a place in the universe or we wouldn’t be here.
Each of us can offer friends a valuable gift every day – we can listen. Messages from our Higher Power often come through the words of others. We perform a wonderful service for our companions by listening and by sharing our own experience and advice.
Rapt attention – giving it and receiving it – is perhaps the most valuable contribution any of us can make. Let’s never underestimate the sacredness of listening.
I will keep my own mind quiet if a friend wants to share concerns today. That way, my heart may be able to offer wisdom.
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A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. Copyright 1994 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.