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Stephen R. Covey
Listening to someone talk isn't at all like listening to their words played over on a machine. What you hear when you have a face before you is never what you hear when you have before you a winding tape.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen
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 a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
You Can, Too!Submitted by Anonymous
I am 68 years old. I have COPD (emphysema) and have been on oxygen for about six years. I have gone about my regular activities'I belong to my local Woman's Club, a book club and two respiratory support groups. I am out and about, depending on the weather here in Southern California, two or three times a week....
A Friend To Be ThereSubmitted by Anonymous
It was a fairly chilly Wednesday night, and for some reason, I had decided to go to Pioneer Girls (kind of like girl scouts). I figured maybe someone I know might be there. We had talked a lot about friendship in class earlier that day, and it got me thinking. I walked into the familiar room, seeing familiar...
ListeningSubmitted by Femi-Ann
Listening is a very important quality to have in life. It is the difference between hearing the car horn speeding toward you and being hospitalized because you weren't listening. Listening is comprehending sounds and information and using it. You should pay attention and listen to the things that surround you....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Jen OSubmitted by Nichole Williams
My hero is my boss at work, Jen. She taught me how to be open to new ideas and become a better person. She also taught me to take everything that someone says whether it is good or bad and use it to the best of my abilities in my life. She has taught me how to listen to what people say and try to develop meaning...
Mystery Princess PSubmitted by Angela
My hero isn't stunningly beautiful. My hero doesn't talk; she isn't even human. My hero is my Arabian mare, Missy. She listens to me when no one else will. She carries my burdens, releases me from them. I feel a bit of true freedom when I mount her. True friends last forever.
Jonah MSubmitted by
Jonah is the singer of a few different bands and he is an angel. Pouring his heart out on stage/off stage/without a microphone/in parking lots after shows. Sharing stories of his life. Also, Jonah contributes part of his (sliding scale) merchandise sales to non-profit organizations. I think for someone who...
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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