Especially in today’s day and age, we often talk over one another trying to get our point across and in the end, nobody was listening at all. This can lead to one or both feeling negative thoughts of isolation and frustration in the relationship. Sadly, it is true that we often do not truly listen to one another. We seem so busy that we nonchalantly talk and listen to each other. For instance, we ask each other how we doing and often the reply is good and we move on. But, what if the respond is ‘not good’, but rather, ‘I’m really struggling right now’. Are we honestly ready to stop everything and truly give this person our undivided attention?
In this powerful Life Coaching session, Cindy teaches us how we can become better listeners by way of compassionate listening. When someone is in a time of need, we first need to become aware of our breathing, recognize our own thoughts and feelings without judgement and become mindful of the present moment. We can then welcome their thoughts and feelings into our hearts as we listen. Even though this can be very hard to do, it is very important that we just listen, without any interruptions or judgments. Then and only then is true compassionate listening taking place.
If we can learn to be more compassionate listeners, our relationships with others not only will strengthen, but will flourish! Being there with a compassionate ear is one of the best gifts of kindness and care we can give to others!
After all, we all just want to heard!