Hi this is Tania and we’re talking creativity
The famous and inspiring writer Brenda Ueland wrote about the creative art of listening.
She wrote about the great and powerful thing that listening is,
and how we forget it by not listening to our children, or those we love.
And least of all – which is so important, too – to those we do not love.
But we should,
because listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.
Think of how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward,
and we want to sit in their radius as though it does us good.
When we are listened to, it creates something in us, it makes us unfold and expand.
Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life.
You know how if a person laughs at your jokes you seem to become funnier and funnier,
and if he does not, every tiny little joke in you weakens up and dies.
Well, that is the principle of it.
It makes people happy and free when they are listened to.
And if you are a listener, people around you become lively and interesting.
To listen is a creative act.
This is Tania Ahlfeldt encouraging you to engage in the creative activity of listening.