Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Being Heard

"Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker.
When someone receives us with open-hearted,
non-judging, intensely interested listening,
our spirits expand."
Sue Patton Thoele

Words have power to heal or hurt. I'm learning the act of listening is also powerful. I must try it more often.

Merry ME


Fire Byrd said...

And this time you get heard before you go to bed and I'm on my way there!

Anonymous said...

Stephen Covey noted that we listen with the intent to reply rather than listen with the intent to understand.Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give people - to listen to understand. cp

Sorrow said...

"the single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

~laughing and nodding~

trousers said...

What all the above said. It's often not what you say, but how well you hear that is the key to good communication.