We all know that communication is the foundation of all good relationships. The key to successful communication is listening.
Ok, maybe more than just listening…active listening…
Active listening is a communication technique that requires the listener to understand, interpret, and evaluate what (s)he hears. The ability to listen actively can improve personal relationships through reducing conflicts, strengthening cooperation, and fostering understanding.
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” ~~ Epictetus
“Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.” ~~Native American Indian Proverb
“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
“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.” ~~Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.” ~ ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Today Jamie Ridler asks: What do you wish to ask for?
I wish to ask that we all try to practice more Active Listening!
I am participating in Jamie Ridler’s Wishcasting Wednesdays.
What do you wish to ask for today?