See the payoffs in listening well

Listening well is one of the best ways to the heart of all relationships.

Listening effectively requires your full presence. This includes your ability to notice what you are noticing. Pay attention to when you are feeling contracted or tense versus when you feel more open and alive. This one tool can be a key to making great shifts in your relationships.

Focusing your attention and being committed to understanding are not always easy. You may not agree with the other person but it is in your ability to see and understand their view that is important.

Listening makes a difference. Effective listening is a valuable business skill.

Listening can also enhance our social lives. Good listeners are valued social companions.

Others feel acknowledged and appreciated when we understand them. Through listening, we learn. Listening carefully can help us discover options and solve a wide variety of challenges. Most importantly spend time listening to your inner-voice, your higher voice will always guide you if you take the time to listen and be present.

Here is to the heart of listening and relationships……