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compassionate listening Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about compassionate listening
  1. #1
    “The most effective way to show compassion to another is to listen, rather than talk.”
  2. #2
    “Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.”
  3. #3
    “This is so because a shared pain is no longer paralyzing but mobilizing, when understood as a way to liberation.”
  4. #4
    “Thus, nothing can be written about ministry without a deeper understanding of the ways in which ministers can make their own wounds available as a source of healing.”
  5. #5
    “When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope.”
  6. #6
    “In short: ‘Who can take away suffering without entering it?’ ”
  7. #7
    “Based on her experience with men, most assumed that when you talked to them about a problem or dilemma, they were expected to offer an opinion, even when all you wanted was for them to listen.”
  8. #8
    “People talk easily to me. . . I am like a stranger on the bus and they get hooked on having a listener. They go too far because I am one listener who is in no position to judge or find fault . . . I listen eagerly, warmly, because I care. They tell me everything.”
  9. #9
    “When you speak, always remember that God is one of your listeners.”