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The same way we listen to others is the same way we listen to ourselves. By practicing just being with what we are hearing, instead of trying to fix, add or give advice, we may find that our words come more naturally, if they even come at all. For some moments, silence is just what is needed.
A helpful acronym (which I should probably employ more often) is WAIT before speaking. Why Am I Talking?
What is the intention behind my words? Do I truly mean to inform/help or maybe could it be possible I'm seeking validation or recognition?
Just by being aware of our conditioned reactions/responses can shed light on the effect they have on our overall well-being in daily life.