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When I feel lost and can't make a decision, I just stop and get quiet. I take a time-out. I ask myself, How does this feel? What do I want my life to be like? I try not to listen to the shoulds or coulds, and try to get beyond expectations, peer pressure, or trying to please- and just listen. I believe all the answers are ultimately within us.
Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn't hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.
Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
L. J. Isham
Peter F. Drucker
Stephen R. Covey
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience
e. e. cummings
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
Flickers Of HopeSubmitted by Anonymous
The past year has been what I can only describe as horrible. I was the victim of a crime and so many emotions erupted inside me I didn't know who I was any more. To make matters worse it had happened on Valentines Day. I can remember thinking to myself, "the one day of the year where people go out of their way to...
ListeningSubmitted by Ashlie
Ms.A 1A 14 May 2014 Listening When I moved down to Florida, I moved because of some issues I was having in Utah. There came a time when I was in Florida that I had nobody to talk to. So one day I got to finally meet my dad’s part of the family they were honestly as sweet as honey. At first I did not...
Husband Version 2015Submitted by Kuldeep M.
My wife goes to her mom's place during our kids school vacation. We were having a cordial chat on the evening before their departure. We talked in general about her plans during the vacation. Midway into our conversation I casually asked, "See we will be completing 6 years of our marriage this month. If you have...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Cynthia WSubmitted by
My hero is my mother and pastor. She is one of the greatest people, I think, to ever live. She is the best listener in the world. She lives and breathes to make sure I am a success for my kids. She always listens to all of my problems and gives me the best advice even if I don't agree. She is not biased. She is...
Nickolas TSubmitted by
My hero is my son Nickolas. Although Nickolas is only 6 and in the first grade, he has an old soul and heart of gold. I am incredibly fortunate that I am able to walk Nickolas to school several days a week while working from home. As a consultant I travel quite a bit, but the days working from home make it all...
Kenny WSubmitted by Ryan Watlington
My Dad is my hero because he has taught me everything I know. He has provided for me and my family through all the trying times that we have had. He has given his all just to provide for me and my brother and my mom. His world revolves around us and he will always be my hero for that.
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Liz, England London
In the place where I live is very very common to talk and hear nothing, complete lack of wisdom, and we need to accept truth and repudiate all lies.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
listening is the direct pathway to your heart.
Shemar Sarahadil, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Active listening is hearing with the goal of understanding.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins
Listen with your heart and not your mind. The heart is the center. The great I am; I am, in me. Mind is made of all ones people, places, and things heard since birth.
Cathy C., Charlotte