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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.
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.
Letting a maximum number of views be heard regularly is not just a nice philosophical notion. It is the best way any society has yet discovered to detect maladjustments quickly, to correct injustices, and to discover new ways to meet our continuing stream of novel problems that rise in a changing environment.
Stephen R. Covey
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
L. J. Isham
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.
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely -- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
Running SchoolSubmitted by Anonymous
Growing up, I always enjoyed school and the process of learning. I was a non-athletic 'nerd', whose only exercise was running up to my room at the end of my school day to read a book. I carried the deadly 'teacher's pet' stigma that resulted in extra mentoring from the teachers, and brutal teasing from...
As Long As Mable's AbleSubmitted by Anonymous
When I was seventeen my grandfather had a stroke. My grandmother stayed by his side at the hospital after his stroke until he passed on. Having seen him in such a difficult condition for the two weeks prior to his death, my grandmother always said that she hoped that she wouldn't die of a stroke. She lived...
ListeningSubmitted by Meredith
It is important to listen because if you don't you will never know the outcome. Also if you want people to listen to you, the right thing is to listen to them.
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...
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