What do we hear in the other voice?

I don’t speak ‘alpaca’, but I do know who is talking when the more vocal amongst our herd make themselves known.

And I don’t know what every Steve in the world sounds like, but I could pick out ‘my Steve’ in any vocal lineup.

Likewise, he is very good at discerning my anxious and self-denying inner voice from my healthy self. And calls me out.

We need to hear and be heard because this is part of belonging.

And our sense of meaning is intrinsically tied to our being part of, not apart from*.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

* Thanks to Alan Moore for the insight.