Bailey, faithful companion & teacher
When I'd be in less than an ideal mood, he didn't care. He'd sit at my feet and happily let me pet him; his simple presence helping me to calm down. Like the best human listeners, Bailey didn't have to say anything - he just had to be present. Unlike people, dogs seem to have an ability to effortlessly be in the moment, fully present. In relating to others, people often try to come up with solutions rather than really listening and hearing what's being expressed, verbally and nonverbally. As a coach and trainer, I am full of ideas which I love to share. However, I have learned that sometimes what is really needed is to simply sit back and listen to and receive another's story.
The 10 lessons