Are you listening?

Most of us have quite a bit to say. We talk with friends and family, we’re belong to social media groups, we post our thoughts. We may hold strong opinions and likely aren’t shy about voicing them.

In all this expressing, we may forget that communication is interactive. Successful communication involves both talking and listening.

When we’re voicing, we express ourselves but probably aren’t learning anything new. We are repeating, for the possible benefit of others, what we already know.

Only when we’re quiet are our minds potentially open. We need an open mind to learn and expand our understanding.

Today’s message invites me to improve my listening skills. Being still and silent, I am most receptive.

Please reflect and share. Are you a good listener?