On Connecting To Strangers
The Sidewalk Talk Blog
I do not have a lot to write today. I just want to invite us all to stand in what Parker Palmer calls righteous speech. There were primary elections in the US and many people are feeling disillusioned by the results.
I am watching, on social media, the opposite of righteous speech and instead self-righteous lecturing and “get over it” stuff.
We have an opportunity, as a community, to be salve be using our Sidewalk-Talk-style listening. We can HEAR each other with heart.
Will you join me in showing up differently?
Will you ask how someone is feeling and stay to hear?
Listen with the Sidewalk Talk HEAR model.
Maybe you will not only create salve for another human feeling a lot, Maybe you will learn something new by listening to another’s heart.
I am a woman, therapist, wife, mom, friend, listener, and founder/leader of Sidewalk Talk. You can subscribe to my couples therapy list here.