Daily Delight

Saturday, December 13, 2014

{"To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the 'music,' but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is. Ears operate at the speed of sound, which is far slower than the speed of light the eyes take in. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can slow our mind’s hearing to your ears’ natural speed, and hear beneath the words to their meaning." —Peter Senge}

Be fully present. Put your phone down, place yourself aside, and listen with your heart, soul, and mind to every word the people you have conversations with have to say. Everyone deserves the chance to be heard; all their stories, perspectives, points, and feelings. When we play with our phones and try to multitask during conversation, finish the sentences of others with what we think they are going to say or what we want to finish their statement with, we make people feel unwanted, unheard, and unimportant. Be intentional and purposeful with every conversation you have by listening with your very two ears. Listening is not about you. Listening is an offered acknowledgement, validation, and esteem to the person that is seeking it through the very words they are sharing with you. I want to challenge you from this point on to be fu
lly present in every conversation you have. Make the commitment and challenge a friend to do the same by tagging them below. Hold each other accountable. Ladies, listening heals. Be a healer. 


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