Before I attended Byron Katie's The School for the Work last month, if someone had asked me this question, I probably would have responded with a knee-jerk "yes."
After all, it's the polite thing to say.
Even if someone had decided to hand over some unsolicited advice, I probably would have gamely tried it on for size, wriggling and scrunching in whatever way I could to reassure them that their words were both welcome and helpful.
Today, I have a slightly different perspective.
Have you ever stopped to really notice just how often you are handed advice you did not ask for, and do not want, which is not helpful (or often even relevant)?
After attending Byron Katie's School, I began to notice.
In the School, we were taught how to listen.
I mean really LISTEN.