Listening to others
Listening to the other
We often have a tendency to not really listen to another person. Not because we are horrible people, but because we have constructs in our mind about the person that we are talking to. This is a natural, but it limits your ability to really listen to the other person.
When you are talking to someone who is important to you, try to listen so you can answer the following:
- What is the other seeing (ie. If you are listening while checking your phone, or looking away…)
- What emotions are the expressing (no matter what you think about it – just be curious about their emotions….)
- What do they need?
- What are they asking?
Notice your energy as you do this. Really set the intention to listen and find out the above things. Be fully there for this person, and then be aware of your own energy.