Let's listen to each other, really listen, without trying to change or fix anything. As we listen, let's just offer our openness and our companionship. This is the beginning of the journey toward healing. Though we may think that we know how to listen, often when other people talk, we don't manage to really listen. We tend to judge what's being said, defend ourselves, react, offer advice, or seek to control the situation in some way. So a disciplined practice of listening will be helpful.

Claude Anshin Thomas, At Hell's Gate