The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.
— Alfred Brendel

Compassionate Listening

There are four things involved in Compassionate listening:

1) Listen intently (show interest)

2) Refrain from interrupting (very hard to do… place your tongue behind your teeth and hold if need be)

3) Refrain from judgement (it can show on your face or heard in your tone of voice)

4) Refrain from comparing yourself to others