The listener Archetype

How much time do you spend talking and listening during a social interaction with certain individuals?

Let’s apply the Pareto Rule to this phenomenon.


80 percent of the time listening and 20 percent talking or inversed?

The Listener Archetype is alive at 80 percent listening.

Active listening 80/20 is empathic listening, caring, giving feedback.

Passive Listening 80/20 is disconnected.

Dumping is 80 percent talking about your issues.

Narcissism is 80 percent talking about yourself and your world as “more” or “better” or “the best” or “less”, “worse”, or “the worst”.

Bullying is 80 percent talking and interrupting and arguing and needs to be right and to win.

Sharing is 50/50 ish…

Resources for Active Listening

Resources for Narcissism


Feather Symbolism

This week has been a “feather” week.

Went hiking way up in the Pyrénées to a waterfall and found a white feather on a rock near the water. oooh i love finding feathers in unusual places.

On the way down the mountain a black feather flew across my path. hum two feathers same day..mmmm ok…

Next day I go shopping for kitchen mats (as you do) and the only set available was the feather set…right. feathers. again.

To end the week in beauty, during the visit of my favourite yearly garden exhibition in the region, the Lieurac Gardens, I luxuriated in the Plumerium.

Feather is obviously communicating with me! right?!

So I researched (googled) the symbolism, archetypal, religious, spiritual, all rational and irrational beleifs that have existed for eons, from Dream analysis to Native Shamanism and Biblical references.

Needless to say, it was very interesting reading.

So thankyou Feather for the experience. The photography of feathers will be all the more fun now.


Hiking and finding White and Black feathers
White Feather means connection to the spirit and angels are with you
Head in the feather cloud at Lieurac Plumerium
It’s like walking on a cloud..I am Luxuriating…
mmmm..the softness underneath the feet..yes angels are here!

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All photography by V.O