The secret of many a man’s success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them. – J. G. Holland
We’re so often embedded in our own self, in our own world view, that we never pause to look, really look into someone’s eyes, into their soul itself. If we did that we would know much better what plagues or what drives the other individual, imagine how powerful that would be?
Practice is necessary. I often intend to listen deeply, but often forget. We ought to build a habit of it. Also we must be patient and receptive ourselves. We can be so if we’re calm, breathing easy and listening at very deep levels.