I love this. So very true. I know at times (rarer now thankfully!) when I am charged on a subject, my awareness is put to the side. Emotions take over and I can no longer hear the point someone else is making because I am working out how to “change their mind”.
The golden treasure is from noting the charge, taking on board where it came from and then listening to other’s reasons — this is when expansion of understanding on the subject is received.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom.