Holding a listening space for someone is like holding a (metaphoric) bowl for them to fill. You are the safe, stable presence that holds out that LISTENING bowl. Inviting them to share, speak and fill the bowl with their own storyline. Theirs alone. It is NOT your role to add anything into the bowl. This disrupts the ripples of their story.
This type of listening is a way of witnessing, honouring, and acknowledging another at a much deeper level.
It is healing, empowering, and potent. It is not for you to be the Director of someone else’s story.
What if we were all taught to listen like this …? How would the world of work transform?