The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.
It’s called empathizing. Makes one a good listener because there is feelings behind it. Without emotion, the listener would not be compassionate.
Listening with an open mind & heart to a fellow human being in pain connects two souls. ~ Anni Potash
Don’t need advice, just need a sounding board or shock absorber. ~ Norma Powell
Gather all your facts and pick which one you are going to go with. When I listen I try to relate a similar situation and how I got through it. ~ Joseph Palen
Share only to the people who won’t manipulate, dragging & brainstorm you to deepest trouble & take for granted of your situations for their own good. ~ Trisila Davidge