Listening is a great tool for a cure. In the midst of depression, anxiety, and a lot of other things you can’t control, it’s easy to forget that and become a listener and kid. You deserve to not be yelled at, or scolded, or to be told he can’t be himself. You deserve to feel good. I’m not sure how to make him feel good, but I’ve found that the more I listen to him, the more I feel good.
When I was younger, I was told to “listen to my elders”. At the time, I didn’t know what that meant. But now I know that when I listen with intention, it makes me feel good. I’ve learned that when I listen to someone on their level, it often leads to a deeper connection. And when I listen to something that does not resonate with me, I can choose to either move on or to learn from it.
I’ve learned that listening is a two-way process.
Listening is good medicine. Listen to music, listen to a person, listen to nature. All have the potential to be the cure.