Sometimes when we attempt to listen to another person, we can’t hear them because we haven’t listened to ourselves first. Our own strong emotions and thoughts are so loud in our heart and in our head, crying out for our attention, that we can’t hear the other person. Before we listen to another, we need to spend time listening to ourselves. We can sit with ourselves, come home to ourselves, and listen to what emotions rise up, without judging or interrupting them. We can listen to whatever thoughts come up as well, and then let them pass without holding on to them. Then, when we’ve spent some time listening to ourselves, we are able to listen to those around us. — Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #listen #listening #sit #mindfulness #thichnhathanh #buddhistQuotes #thichnhathanhquotecollective #thichnhathahnquotes

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