Someone to listen.

While talking to a close one the other day I realized so many things were going wrong in his life. He was struggling each day to make a balance between his family and career. He was unable to spend proper time with his loved ones. So many things were frustrating him and all he wanted was Someone to listen to him. Someone to talk to without fear of being judged, someone to say some kindly words, someone to motivate him when he saw his efforts doom.

And I wondered that today there are so many people out there who just want someone to listen to them, someone to tell them its not a big deal, to say that its going to be okay. Aren’t we human beings many time choking with emotions ? Our almost solitary lifestyles (despite the many social media friends) leaves us short of company at the time of crisis. And then there is the fear of being judged or harming our carefully photo shopped picturesque lifestyle that we want to present to everyone.
I know these fears exist because sometimes I myself am doubtful – whether to share or not. In the end, I have realised that it is much better to open my heart, to involve some people in my ups & downs and give help to others just as readily.

P. S. Do share who are the people in your life who are always willing to listen to you?

©positivitymonger

37 thoughts on “Someone to listen.”

  1. Thank you for sharing!… “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier ) and there are times when one needs to share ones thoughts with another in an effort to find that happiness… 🙂

    “No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  2. This is so true. It seems to me that in this day and age so many are preoccupied with their smart phones, head down in technology and right next to someone may be someone else who never sees a soul all day and has no one to listen. That is why I agree with Eckahart Tolle that presence is the most important healing gift we can give to the world and to our inner selves. I love this post. xoox

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  3. Oh yes I see so many sad, unbalanced lives. I do lots of counselling and am a good listener. Family and friends and even strangers open up to me.
    You (I don’t know your name 🤔) are right. Social media instead of helping most of the time cuts us off from family and friends. One needs to make a conscious effort to keep in touch. And we should always be there to help anyone needing any help.
    India has millions of sad and lonely seniors in all cities 😌 Some of them have financial and health challenges too but mostly – they need someone to talk to 😌
    We get so much happiness in doing small and big things for others …

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    1. Because people just don’t have someone to listen to them and they suffer in silence.. So I think the world needs more people who are good listeners. And it’s great to hear you are one of them. Keep doing the good work.
      Blessings. 🌸

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  4. I believe every word spoken here! I have written many times almost the same things but maybe with other words. It doesn’t take to much time, or effort to be kind to someone or even something like a pet when most of us as well as animals just need a little comfort.

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