When You Hear What You Dread Most

A colleague who took my Mindful Communication workshop earlier this year told me that she was in a meeting in which the other participants told her what she most dreaded to hear. But she remembered how important it is to really listen and accept others’ position, even if you disagree violently. She did this, and as the meeting unfolded she and the others reached an agreement she could live with. She was sure that had she rejected  their perspective and reacted from that place, a program she had founded would have been summarily ended. Instead it will continue with some changes that will probably strengthen it in the end.