In a world where everyone but us seems to hold the magic key that unlocks the door to perfection, it can be difficult to listen to our own voice. To value the perspective that only we can grow as we walk through the journey of living inside our own lives.
It is utterly essential that we build the skill of listening to perspectives other than our own; cultivating the understanding that can only come through intentionally stepping on the brakes, looking someone in the eye, and reaching out to hold tightly the heart of what’s being shared.
But it is also true is that in order to effectively listen to the voices around us, we’ve got to start by learning how to listen to our own voice. Otherwise, we’ll spend our lives hunting down perfection instead of living.