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Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.
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.
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
Peter F. Drucker
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.
Great ideas...come into the world as gently as doves...if we listen attentively, we shall hear, amid the uproar...a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope.
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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...
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....
The Only One ThereSubmitted by Anonymous
My life had been going downhill since the beginning of high school. I hated school and I didn't care about anything in my life. But something my brother had told me about my high school was sitting in the back of my mind through the beginning of the year. He told me, "If you ever needed someone to talk to, the...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Micheal WSubmitted by Allison Kee
My hero is my eighth grade teacher Mr. Williams. He has taught me everything about listening and how to be open to everything that comes in my life. He always helps me with certain decisions that I have with my life; whether it is choosing a different sport or something with school. He has always listened to me...
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.
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...
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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