Two ears; one mouth. Listening more than talking.
Listening to what someone is actually saying, going deeper than the words they are using. Or perhaps even listening to someone’s silence, going deeper than the words that they are not using.
Being listened to. Not someone just being there while you speak but that person hearing you. Really listening.
There is joy in listening (although it is a life-long learning) – and there is joy in being listened to. I came across a quotation this week:
I am not sure that anyone is average – but there seems truth within what is said. Being listened to is part of receiving love. Listening is part of giving love.
Listening is one of those wonderful things of life: it has no financial cost but changes everything.
This is Mindful Monday on Monday 18 June 2018.
Join Sara Shailer and Julie Hill for an evening of mindfulness on Monday 25 June 2018 at 7.30-9 pm at the Oasis in Cheltenham. It’s on the theme of listening!