Posts Tagged ‘listening’

Listening Listening – Are You Really Listening?

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Sailing across glassy water is often portrayed as an uncomplicated journey with a destination ending in paradise, but what’s not generally highlighted in the glossy sailing brochures is that sailing takes immense dedication and skill if one’s to master the skill needed to cross a body of water. Listening Listening also takes immense dedication to…

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Alone Together

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In this crazy age of social everything, many of us find ourselves “alone together.” This phrase, coined by Sherry Turkle, founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, describes her view of the delusion of companionship we fall prey to as we continue to “connect” on social media, gathering thousands of Facebook…

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More Tips For Becoming A Better Listener

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Listening is an attitude of the heart J Isham When I happened upon the above quote I stopped and stared at it for a few moments, and by stop I mean I stopped moving, thinking and even breathing. I suspect it was because at that moment all of me became connected to the quote in…

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Be Aware Of Your Thoughts, You Are Listening

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Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening. Lisa M Hayes I often find myself deeply in conversation with myself seemingly unaware of what’s transpiring in my mind. At times I’ll be walking down a flight of stairs when I become conscious of two things. The first is that I’m caught…

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We Are Stronger When We Listen

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We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share. Rania Al-Abdullah I think if I were to ask a large group of people about the subject of doing exercises to become a better listener, few would tell me they’d thought about it. But I think these same people would mostly agree with the…

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Examine How You Listen

  “The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT” ∞ Alfred Brendel   Most of us think we know how to listen. We don’t, and growing up we are rarely if ever told to Examine How You Listen. When another person is speaking, what happens? Unless you are hearing-impaired, hearing happens; it…

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