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Help me with “Compassionate Listening”

Some advice from my wiser friends? I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH “Compassionate Listening”.


“Compassionate Listening” is when we sit down with someone who may have caused us pain or, someone we hold something against, in order to try to understand their point of view. The theory is that if we open our hearts and minds when we listen, we may understand the other party better and some healing may take place. For the record, I believe in “Compassionate Listening”…to a point.


I recently engaged in a discussion with a person who was what I would term as a blind supporter of Israel, she supported everything Israel did and laid the blame for all tragedies at the door of Hamas (“Hamas forces the Palestinians to do things that then force Israel to shoot the Palestinians…which then score Hamas P-R points”). Continue reading

June 17, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment