“The most precious gift we can give anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
Image from Flickr by Uli Emmanuel.
When I am coaching, I strongly believe that my clients deserve my complete attention. They become the center of the universe around which our discussions revolve. How often do you get or give such a level of focus when you’re with your family, friends and colleagues?
Unfortunately, we are all often distracted to some degree by the deluge of information and interruptions that find their way into our world.
Whether you are engaged in a coaching session, a performance review, a staff meeting or simply a discussion with a friend or family member, how will you be even more mindful to give others the gift of your fullest attention?
Pay particular note to how this effort brings forth even more of their greatest capacities and qualities.