Mar 232011
 
Woman looking and listening

There are moments when we are in the heat of a discussion and tempers flare, that the art of listening slides to the rear of our minds.  Emotions boil up, over and out, carrying acid thoughts and accusations.

When listening ends, we take to heart only what we EXPECT to hear, not what is actually being said, and in an effort to counteract those expectations, the temptation to attack verbally before we are wounded further overtakes us.