Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.
Sometimes after people spend a good amount of time truly listening to each other, they find that they calm down and they are able to look around at the world around them. They discover that who was right and who was wrong are much less important than how they were treated and how they felt. Letting go of right and wrong becomes easier when we practice listening to each other. Deep listening is a skill that can be developed over time. We learn to speak as children, but as adults it is the listening that changes and improves the quality of our conversations.