Make Listening, not Hearing, Your Intention

“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.” Alfred Brendell

We are a nation of poor listeners. Most of us only partially listen when others are expressing themselves. Our minds wander onto our preoccupations. We feign interest. We wish the person would get to the point. Mostly, we just mechanically hear people.

Hearing is the automatic process of taking in sound waves through the outer ear, converting those waves into electrical impulses and then transmitting them into the brain. Assuming your ears are functioning well, the moment those signals reach the brain is when listening starts. Read More

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