Sunday, March 15, 2009

Please Listen

I have a lot of thoughts going through my mind. I am very busy and get stressed out easily. Sometimes I even lose sleep over things either because I am worried or anxious. One thing that helps me is to share my feelings with other people. However, I am very hesitant to do that. Sometimes I feel like people try to fix my problems instead of just listening and helping me to release them. I am a caring person and I would never want to put any of my feelings on to anyone else. If they would just listen to me and not try to fix me, I would be more willing to let go of whatever it is I had been thinking about. I found this poem a while back that describes perfectly how I feel. I keep it up on my fridge so that everyone can be reminded to just listen.

Please Listen

When I ask you to listen to me
and you start giving me advice,
you have not done what I asked.
When I ask you to listen to me
and you begin to tell me why
I shouldn't feel that way,
you are trampling on my feelings.
When I ask you to listen to me
and you feel you have to do something
to solve my problem,
you have failed me,
strange as that may seem.
Listen! All I ask is that you listen.
Don't talk or do-just hear me!
-Anonymous

Jenni

2 comments:

Tamara said...

No advice will be given, just here to listen and learn. Thanks for sharing.

T said...

Thanks for sharing Jenni - I've posted it on my fb along with your blog web address so hopefully you'll get more visitors!

Much love <3