Listening is sexy.
Please reflect and share. How does this play out in your life?
We all like to be heard. We have a need to express our inner selves and it’s gratifying to have an audience. Being heard, we feel validated.
For many of us, it is easier to talk than to listen. Folks may express themselves poorly , or at length, or both. When this occurs, it can be difficult to open our ears and our hearts to simply listen. Yet this is what we all need—to be heard neutrally and compassionately.
Our willingness to hear someone out signals to them that we care about them, that their experiences and feelings matter to us. This level of caring creates intimacy, and capacity for intimacy makes us charismatic to others. People of all sorts—romantic partners, friends, roommates, family, coworkers—all are attracted to us in the best possible way when we demonstrate an open heart and mind by listening.
Today’s message ask me to up my listening skills. When I offer my time and attention up to hear others out, I outwardly show my recognition of their value and intrinsic worth. In doing so, I honor our divine interconnection with each other and all that is. Listening is a sexy superpower I can develop simply by being willing.
How about you? Are you a good listener?