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Peter F. Drucker
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Catherine M. Wallace
To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
L. J. Isham
Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
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.
Listen with an open heart and an open mind to those who love you the most. You may hear a grain of truth that will later become the foundation of your entire belief system.
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
Sharing Is CaringSubmitted by Anonymous
So working at camp has taught me so many, many things—especially working at a camp for kids coming from low-income families and neighborhoods. One thing it has taught me is that these kids are not short of kindness and happiness, they just show it differently. Along with other counselors, I was setting up...
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...
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....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
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...
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...
Lauren MSubmitted by
Lauren M. is my World Geography teacher and this is my second year having her (she was my world history teacher last year). She is always there for all of her students. I tell her all my problems and she always has really good advice to give me. After our conversation is finished, I always feel better. She...
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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