“Nothing hurts more than the sense that the people we care about aren’t really listening. We never outgrow the need to have our feelings known.”~ Michael P. Nichols
If there’s one bad habit that I seem to have picked up in the past year is that of not really listening, or maybe listening with a greater intent to respond instead of actually allowing the person who speaks to say what they have to say.
I believe this has come from not having been listened to when I needed it the most. And for the past months, I realized I kept interrupting my partner while he was talking to me. That made it difficult for us to communicate at a deeper level. And even though the message did get through in the end, it just made it more challenging for our relationship to grow and deepen.
Simon Sinek On Mastering the Art of Listening and Deepening Your Relationships
“Genuine listening means suspending memory, desire, and judgement and, for a few moments at least, existing for the other person.”~ Michael P. Nichols
Genuine listening means suspending memory, desire, and judgement and, for a few moments at least, existing for the other person. If we want to be listened to, we need to learn to listen. Because when you LISTEN to the people in your life, you create a safe space for them to be vulnerable, honest and connect with you on a deeper level.