A Story Listener’s Credo

  • Story listening is an act of generosity; it calls for full presence and engagement.
  • Story listening is an act of trust; allowing another to guide you on the story of their journey may bring you deeper into your own.
  • Story listening is an act of growth; being open to new thoughts, feelings
  • Story listening is an act of courage; allowing yourself to be touched and changed by the words of another.
  • Story listening is an act of surrender which may involve a reversal in the power/privilege differential; accepting another as expert in their own
  • Story listening is an act of responsibility; being witness to another’s story is one of the most powerful and empowering actions you can be engaged in.
  • Story listening is an act of social justice; gaining insight, understanding and empathy, being moved to action.
  • Story listening is an act of love.