Listen To Be Heard

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.Native American Indian Proverb

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All humans have a deep desire to be heard, to be understood, to show that they matter and to prove their worth to others. Where do we want to be heard? What are we trying to prove? How are we not listening?

deep listening

Let’s listen so that there’s no chatter in our mind. Let’s not compile our response to others, while they talk :)! Can we hear the flutter in their voice, the subtle nuances, the pain or joy? Can we notice their body language, facial expressions and what might lie under their expressions? Can we sense their being, their motive, and desires? All of this lies just under the words they speak. So let’s listen deeply!

Daily Affirmation: Today I listen deeply by focusing on the other.

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