As I create a space inside for listening to you,
I begin to listen to myself in a different way.
As I relax into becoming your companion listener,
I learn to trust my own unfolding journey.
As I witness and honor your gentle unfolding,
I gain compassion for my own wounded parts.
As I better understand the uniquities of your anxious, fearful “not-wantings”,
I discover how to to be with those that dwell deep within me.
We glimpse the unity of our mutual wantings,
* © 2010 Mary Elaine Kiener, RN, PhD