How much time did you spend listening today?
Mouth shut. Eyes alert. Body turned toward the person talking. Mind open to all except the inner judge. That inner judge can shut up for now, it's time to listen.
Breathless, curious, daring to wonder - listening.
Motionless, fascinated, unattached - listening.
We crave that level of listening and hardly ever receive it, so give it, give it, give it generously: listen.
I've never met anyone who thought they were listed to too much.
Give them more: listen.
-- doug smith