November 2, 2018 – Psychology Today-
Primary care physicians are notoriously pressed for time. But for listening to exert its healing powers, time is critical, as captured in this beautiful description by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn.
“When communication is cut off, we all suffer. When no one listens to us we become like a bomb ready to explode. Restoring communication is an urgent task… When we listen with our whole being, we can diffuse a lot of bombs… If there is someone capable of sitting calmly and listening with his or her heart for one hour, the other person will feel great relief from his suffering.
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