Just Listening

I am new and just want to listen to begin with.

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Jan 30, 2010
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welcome :)
by: xmkx

Welcome! It's nice to meet you. :) From my personal experience, this is a great place to vent the heavy stuff that you don't "normally" tell others. If you're connecting with any of the material here, this is a great place to connect with others that may surprise you with how much they understand where you're coming from.

Jan 30, 2010
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by: Angie Carter

Welcome! Glad you are here. Sometimes that is most wise...just listening. They have a saying in our recovery meetings "Take the cotten out of your ears and put it in your mouth!" We are not folks who are particularly fond of listening until we are TOLD to do so! :) It was difficult for me to do so at first...because you know I had SO many answers and wise input, all people had to do was follow my advice. I am being facetious, but you get the picture.

As I learned to listen I became aware of the similarity between me and others. I learned the difference between my opinions and facts (previously I believed all my opinions WERE facts!) I learned how to take in what someone else was saying without also jumping to thinking about what I was going to say next. I realize I am referring to a meeting setting and you are referring to visiting our blogs, but just "popping in" to see what people post, listening to replies and then processing the all the information can be great first steps!

Keep comin' back and don't hesitate to ask any questions you feel moved to ask!
Sincerely, Angie C

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