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Mayday! by M. Nora Klaver

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STEP 6LISTEN DIFFERENTLY

There was a definite process by which one madepeople into friends, and it involved talking to themand listening to them for hours at a time.Dame Rebecca West

You’ve prepared, you’ve empowered yourself, and you’ve voiced your mayday call. Supported by self-compassion, faith, and gratitude, all you can do now is listen.

Step 6: Listen Differently

The two anchoring principles of the Mayday! process both deal with emotions. The first is that emotions drive action and language. The second is that powerful emotional states are required to overcome our fear of asking for help. It’s not a surprise then, that listening differently requires us to attend to the hidden emotional messages being conveyed. Step 6 is no longer ...

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