Meet People Where They’re At

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Don’t push your agenda on anyone, or try and change how someone feels. Just listen and be there for the humans in your life. And certainly never have any expectations of how things should be.

Take the time in your busy life to sit down and pay attention without judgment to what a person has to say. You will be surprised how much better your relationships will be if you meet people where they’re at, and always have compassion.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
~ Lao Tzu

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28 thoughts on “Meet People Where They’re At

  1. ‘At’ is an amazing place Michele. There is a switch, we just have to believe that it does in fact exist 😀

  2. I do so agree Michele.
    Compassion is the key word.

  3. smilecalm says:

    this is wonderfully insightful, Michele!
    i will venture out soon
    and try to find where
    other people are at 🙂

  4. Pam Lazos says:

    Such good advice and I’m always surprised by what I take the time to slow down and let someone’s story unfold. It’s the slowing down part that’s tough, Michele!

  5. Eliza says:

    It’s hard for most people to let go of judgement enough to do so.

    Love, light and glitter

    • It really is hard for a lot of us Eliza to let go of being so judgmental. I know that I can be that way. What helped me was working with children where my job was really listening. I think they helped me more than I helped them.

      • Eliza says:

        I love children! What was your job description?
        I think what helped me learn not to was when I was around 12 step programmes, the emphasis on just listening.

      • I volunteered as a bereavement facilitator helping children through their loss of a loved one. Children are wonderful to work with.

  6. richardyadon says:

    This requires an intentional, purposeful act on our part. We are naturally wired to think about ourselves first, some more than others. However, if you want to be truly effective in all your relationships, you have to the take the time and dedication to do so.

    Richard Yadon | http://www.RichardYadon.com

    • Hi Richard. It requires a lot of patience and practice. You really have to learn to still your mind and listen. But once you learn how to do this it makes all the difference in the world.

  7. inese says:

    So very true. I thought about this shortly before I opened your blog 🙂

  8. Hi Inese. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for awhile too. As adults how we really don’t take the time to listen to each other.

  9. Michelle says:

    I’m learning that compassion is key. It is better to be compassionate than be right or as you say pushing your own agenda. Lovely post.

    • You’re right Michelle, compassion is very key. So many people don’t have that compassion and are only interested in what they have to say and want to win at all costs. just listening with that compassion makes all the difference.

  10. oldpoet56 says:

    Nice philosophy article, I am going to reblog this one for you.

  11. Thank you very much, and for the reblog.

  12. msw blog says:

    Great words of wisdom…

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