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The art of listening
Truly listening to someone with Your whole entire depth
Takes time and requires practice
If I’m truly in it with my presence
The experience can be meaningful for everybody involved
Including me

Imagine taking somebody with Your gaze
Taking them fully in
They know You are there for them
That’s love You are gracing them with
They are now safe to open up like a flower or a tree
Like a mighty oak and the most delicate of roses

The rewards for doing so
Life in turn showers You with gifts
Gifts long forgotten
Meaning and beauty
Realness and truth
I want them back


Ian Altosaar

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