At a local health fair last week, many of the people who wandered by my table were not as interested in what I had to say ("...restoring resilience by building on what's working well in our physiology") as in what I had to practice:
Over a hundred people circled the forty-some tables, hailing friends across the room, while live music, heavily amplified, blared. It was hard to hear each other talk.
My sign: Free Demo Today said what they wanted to hear.
Once seated for their turn, they didn't even ask what I was doing. My hands gently resting on upper arms, I listened to the body's messages. "Notice how your breath is moving you right now," I invited them to listen, too.
I support you in your quest for wholeness.
I hear you trying oh so hard just to be yourself.
I can tell you really want to feel better.
We just hung out there for a few minutes before they moved on to the next information spot.
You are heard!
Gentle, respectful contact can communicate that.