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The Power Of Listening: Embrace Joy-Filled Living In Midlife

Nina Obier August 2023 1

Joy Kuel Thought Leader: Nina Obier

As women in midlife, we often find ourselves at a crossroads, juggling various roles and responsibilities.

Joy-Filled Life:

It’s a time of transformation, introspection, and growth. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, we might lose touch with our true selves and the simple joys that bring meaning to our existence. In this journey of rediscovery, one invaluable skill that can lead us to a joy-filled life is the art of listening.

Listening is not just about hearing words. It’s about tuning in to the world around us and our inner selves. During our busy lives, we may overlook the power that lies in truly absorbing the conversations we have with others, as well as the whispers of our own hearts. When we listen actively, we create a space for empathy, compassion, and understanding.

“When we listen actively, we create a space for empathy, compassion, and understanding.”

In our community of midlife women, the gift of listening can lead to profound connections and support. We all have unique experiences, struggles, and triumphs. By lending a listening ear to our peers, we open the door to a sense of belonging and camaraderie. We realize that we are not alone in our journey and that our stories have the power to heal, inspire, and uplift.

Listening And Our Pursuit Of Joy:

Moreover, by becoming better listeners, we develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. We notice the laughter of our friends, the songs of the birds, and the gentle rustle of the leaves. Through mindful listening, we rediscover the little moments that make life truly special and joyous.

Listening also plays a crucial role in self-discovery. As we navigate midlife, we may encounter questions and uncertainties about our identity and purpose. By attuning our ears to our inner voice, we gain insights into our passions, desires, and dreams. Embracing this wisdom, we can make choices that align with our authentic selves, leading us to a more joy-filled and fulfilling life.

In the pursuit of joy, it’s essential to remember that it’s not always about grand gestures or monumental achievements. Happiness can be found in the simplest of things: a warm hug, a heartfelt conversation, or a moment of solitude with a good book. When we listen with intention, we cultivate a heightened sense of gratitude for the present, learning to find joy in the ordinary.

So, let us embark on this journey of listening, for in doing so, we may uncover the joy that has been waiting to embrace us all along.

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Nina Obier

About the Author:

Nina is the acclaimed author of “Listen.Learn.Love.Lead” and “My Daily Clarity” In her keynotes, seminars, and workshops she brings her positive energy and a unique ability to make the complex simple. As Founder of Success Simplified, Nina’s mission is to provide action-oriented tools and strategies so that her audiences and clients gain the ability to remove doubt, discouragement, and distraction to replace it with clarity, confidence, and commitment. 

Nina is passionate about personal development and is known for having the wisdom of a 90-year-old with the energy of a 9 year old.