Martha Reijnders
Saffierstraat 35
9743LG Groningen
The Netherlands

About Listening

Listening is an important subject in the school of Life.

When I ask you to listen to me and you give me good advice you do not do what I ask.

When I ask you to listen to me and you say that I shouldn't feel the way I feel you do not take my feelings seriously.

When I ask you to listen to me and you think that you have to solve my problem you do not help me how strange it may seem.

Listen! All I want is that you listen to me!

Say nothing, do nothing, just listen.

I can handle myself I'm not without sources maybe out of heart and confused but not without sources.

When you do something for me what I have to, can and must do you contribute to my fear and weakness.

But when you accept the fact that I feel as I feel how strange those feelings may be I can stop my attempts to convince you and I can finally understand what is the background of my feelings.

And when that is clear the answers comes. I need no advice.

Even strange feelings make sense when one understands what is behind it.

Perhaps that is why praying sometimes helps because God doesn't talk does not give good advice and doesn't try to change things. He just listens and lets you fix the problems yourself.

That is why I want you to you listen to me.