“True listening, total concentration on the other, is always a manifestation of love.” Scott, Peck.
Tonight, I learned a little more about what it means to really listen to another and how to deeply listen. Jim Skinner, a parenting coach described deep listening as – it’s as if you open up a space for another person inside you to give them room to be heard. (Those may not have been his exact words but I understand what he means.) What a lovely way to think about listening to someone, really listening… To give them their own special place in your heart and mind for a little while, to be heard.
How often do you really listen? I’ll be the first to admit that I have not been the best listener lately. The holiday season was a bit hectic this year. And my to do list seems to be growing trying to balance family, events and work.
But even though my mind is a bit full these days, I promise I will try to give you space when you really need it.