Have you ever met someone who really listens to you when you talk? They are actively looking at you, without their cell phone, their eyes are on you, absorbing your words, and understanding your sentiment. When you are done talking, they don't rush to fill up the space with their talk. They do pause, reflect, and react with a wise, succinct, poignant response. It's one in a million these days, this precious gift of thoughtful listening without one's ego interjecting.
Someone who naturally has this golden trait is usually compassionate, kind, and gentle, a true giver. Interestingly, this trait can even be detected via texting. If any of you have ever regurgitated your every mood via texting to an unsuspecting prey, you may occasionally find one of these gentle listeners responding quite compassionately to your current rampage. You write some stuff, and then some more stuff, and then some more stuff. Then POOF! Like magic, the quiet, simple, and deeply intuitive wisdom coming from the other end calms you down in two seconds. It creates a space of introspection that is humbling. If only, through God's grace, we could be in our hearts, and do some soulful listening. Can you imagine the peace and healing that could take place?