The Art of Listening

How long has it been since you really listened to someone’s heart?  It’s not as easy as you might think.  You need to cancel out all your own thoughts and judgments and all those things that you are thinking you want to say as they’re talking.  You just sit quiet and listen.  You don’t say anything.  You just listen.  Ask questions, and listen some more.

It’s amazing the magic that can happen when you do this.  It’s all about trust and caring – it’s about love.  I read a quote once that said, “treat everyone as if their heart is breaking – because it probably is.”  That is so simple, yet, we don’t do it.  We still ramble on about ourselves and want to be interesting instead of being interested.

Try it today – just listen to someone and do your best to hear them.  It’s a gift that can make this old world new again.

Happy New Year!



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