We have all heard…People listen to respond, they do not listen to understand. Another cliché right? Is it? Do you? Listen to respond or Listen to understand? A good topic in the current climate in the United States.
Communication is tough. REAL listening is an art form, Just for today…try not responding for 30 seconds after the person you are in conversation with stops speaking. Count to 30 in your head if you must. Chances are the person you are speaking with will be a bit freaked out. We are so used to rapid fire speaking to switch to attentive listening is difficult. Try it, you might learn something. Blessings to you and yours!