Everyone Knows That

But did you know?…

Most of us can’t…

“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

Why do we find listening so difficult?

  1. Fundamentally we believe that we are more valuable than they are
  2. We care more about what we want than what they want
  3. We believe we know more about them than they know

Three things we must care more about in order to be present with someone:

  • what they want
  • what they do well
  • how to help (on their terms)

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