Last month, one of my friend’s father died after a hard battle with cancer. My friend returned after completing his father’s last rituals. Alone in this pandemic situation when all extracurricular activities have been curtailed, coping with his father’s demise is difficult.
I am doing my best to support him by listening to his memories and stories about his father. We have deep conversations about life in general and life situations. Since we both are in our late twenties, we feel we are not mature enough to handle the death of a loved one, indeed not wise enough to handle the death of a parent.
I feel that when we listen to others without interrupting and being judgmental, it immensely benefits not only the speaker but the listener too.
It is my first post on this forum, and I don’t know whether I have done justification to it, but I do believe that it is a good idea to share this story.
Mindful listening heals both, the speaker and the listener.
~ Mayank Sharma