The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

Have you ever been with someone, and as they listened to you, you felt as though you were the only person in the room?  The person listening had no sense of needing to be somewhere else.  They had no sense of needing to interrupt you.  They simply listened.  How did...
See Today

See Today

As was typical of a season long ago, I had a pile of little boys in the back of my red minivan. We were driving down the street toward our home when I noticed some unusual dark grey storm clouds in the sky. Behind the clouds was a glowing blue sky, with splashes of...
Presence and the Stages of Competence

Presence and the Stages of Competence

Do you remember the old Billy Joel song, Honesty? It popped into my head as I was thinking about this post. But in place of the word “honesty” I heard the word “presence.” Let’s see what happens when the ideas of presence and busyness are inserted: If you search for...
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