My mother used to tell me that I talked more than I listened when I was very young. When I became a teenager, I told her that she didn’t listen to me at all!
I wonder if all of us have this kind of feeling: People do not listen to us at all! Before we ask this question, let us ponder for a little while: How well do we listen to people who are talking?
Many a time, we are not attentive enough to listen to the one who is talking. Often times, we just listen with half -heartedly! Have we lost the art of listening to others? What do you think?
Let the poem below speak to you:
Heart and mind;
Words : sound and unsound,
Reveal hidden meanings and thoughts,
Together with verbal and non-verbal actions,
Convey the essence of speech;
Think before you speak,
Words once spoken,
- Listening (gladlylistening.wordpress.com)