Ways to listen with compassion, understanding and intention:

  • Be present and give speaker your full attention. Don’t drift off into your own thoughts.
  • Show interest, be generous, encourage the speaker.  Make eye contact, nod.
  • Listen with your heart as well as your ears.
  • Make it safe for the speaker to share her thoughts and feelings.
  • Listen to every word without interrupting or wishing to speak yourself.
  • When the speaker is finished, acknowledge what you heard without judging or correcting.

“I felt it shelter to speak to you.” ~ Emily Dickinson

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2 Responses to Listening

  1. Gede Prama says:

    thank you, the article and the true happiness rays began to warm hearts, when we share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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