This is the page where we post your stories about listening. Please send to our contact page any stories you have about
- how you are improving your listening and the effect this has had in your life,
- activities you are doing in your home or community to listen to people
- and/or help people become more conscious listeners.
Send your pictures as well!!
Brittany and Andy's Story:
Back in 2013, Brittany contacted me:
"My boyfriend was given the cards a year ago by a dear lady friend and he has read and put many great listening habits into practice. We just started dating about a month ago and I was frankly astonished-and delighted- to meet a man who practices consciously listening, to not just me-but everyone he meets:) I found the cards on his kitchen table and have "stolen" them and begun reading them myself. I have shared what I have learned with some friends and relatives already and I myself have felt so impacted by them already. Sometime just carrying them in my purse, makes me more aware of my listening habits and I catch myself in certain ruts without even opening up the pack...it's like I can feel them burning a hole in my pocket so to speak;) I am mostly struck with the conviction without guilt that I feel when reading/re-reading them. It creates a different space for me to approach people and difficult situations. Just that one phrase, "I am listening.", has already impacted my relationships. Most recently with my mother, with whom I have had a strained relationship, thanked me in an email last night for "listening to her" recently."
Since then Brittany and Andy have sponsored two listening workshops at their respective homes, married AND have birthed the FIRST LISTENING BABY, Scarlett!