The listening meditation can be particularly helpful at times of crises in personal relationships. More frequent practice may help to prevent such crises arising in the first place.
- At times of tension and conflict, let me remain quiet and thoughtful.
- Let me listen with an open mind to the worries and fears of those I love.
- Let me devise remedies for the troubles of others rather than giving precedence to my own concerns.
- Let me take pleasure from offering sympathy and support people in need.