The more we try to mask the reality of our pain, the more our pain will deepen; until we stop trying to distract our self from the reality of what is and accept it… and once we face the truth of our feelings, we can release it.
“We must listen without thought when someone is speaking, so our own thoughts do not interrupt the reality of a conversation.”
When we think in between the words that are being spoken, we are not hearing the truth of what being said, because we are too busy thinking of a reply to the triggers of words, that remind us of our past pain.
The past can only come into our present moment when we allow it to, so if old feelings start to arise within a present conversation, the past is not repeating, it is just our mind replaying old verbiage to create unjust conflict to pull us away from the present moment.
Listening with heart keeps the mind from pulling us into the past, to which love is seen in all that is said without ego.