Authentic Listening

At our last meeting, we discussed communication and the essential element of authentic listening. Bev wanted to share this poem with everyone while we’re considering the topic:

When Someone Deeply Listens to You by John Fox

When someone deeply listens to you,
It is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood,
And watching it fill up with cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin, you are loved.
When someone deeply listens to you
The room where you stay starts a new life
And the place where you wrote your first poem
Begins to glow in your mind’s eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!
When someone deeply listens to you
Your bare feet are on the earth
And a beloved land that seemed distant
Is now at home within you.
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Additional Opportunities — Enneagram Classes 

As an FYI, if you are interested in learning more about Ennegrams, Bev is offering a few Enneagram classes and workshops in January and February. Intro to the Enneagram occurs on Jan. 14th, 9am-4pm, at Suquamish UCC Church. To register ($65), go to Sound Spirit.

For a deeper understanding of Enneagram tools, in February at Soul Wisdom, 945 Hildebrand Lane, Ste. 210, Bainbridge Island, Bev is offering two 10-week Enneagram classes, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am, starting Feb. 8, or Thursdays, 7-9pm, starting Feb. 9th ($200). For more information contact Bev at 842-8200 or (360) 981-3013 or go to her site.