Could you just listen?

All I ever wanted him to do was just listen

All I ever needed him to do was first listen

But all he seemed to do was the contrary

He deemed it more important to fix me

Barely had I started before he proposed a solution

But how can you help someone without being able to listen?

How can you solve what you don’t know all about?

Is it possible we are in such a haste with ourselves?

And even worse with each other?

I don’t know about you

But I cherish one who listens

I really try my best to

And sometimes that’s all that was needed

Listen to yourself and get to know you

Listen to your child and get to know them

Listen to your family, friends and partner and get to know them

In listening we show we care

In listening we get the feel

In listening we get to be real

Telling it all ain’t always easy

And now, could you just listen???

(c) Marie Abanga

P.s: An exceptional poetic prompt on the last day of the month while doing my monthly review. I am so grateful for the gift of listening. I listened to a client yesterday for 60 minutes and was so glad I did near uninterrupted. She felt so relieved and told me no one had listened to her like this since she developed what I think is a postpartum depression 6years ago. Imagine if she had just been listened too? It was emotional and I don’t think she is the only one who would appreciate being listened too. I was once on the other side too. Be inspired and motivated everyone

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Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist and an etc! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home.

MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing.

The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

5 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I listen for three reasons: 1) To learn something about the person I am listening to. 2) To learn something about myself. 3) To learn something about the Universe. I have found that there’s always a message in the listening, and if you’re spending more time waiting for your turn, you miss it. Miss it completely!

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