The full quote is:
“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.”
And is attributed to Rachel Naomi Remen, whose is described on her website as a pioneer in mind/body holistic health. Now, I’m skeptical about many things, especially when it comes to alternative medicine and snake oil salesmen but I do believe that you can’t treat the mind without listening to the body.
And I rather liked this quote.
I’m very bad at listening, but very good at silence. I could never be a therapist, I’d scare the shit out of people.
Hope you are having a great weekend.