“To truly listen is to risk being changed forever.”
—Sa’K’es Henderson, Native American elder
Theologian Paul Tillich said, “The first duty of love is to listen.” With this in mind, how much love have you shown others with your open ears and heart?
Perhaps you’ve noticed what might be called self-love, in that many listen more closely to their own inner voices than they do to others.
Most people would agree that being an excellent listener is critical to quality relationships and a happy life.
Unfortunately, we often talk a good game and even attend workshops and seminars on this topic only to demonstrate our desire to be more interesting rather than interested.
How open are you to being changed forever? What rewards will be available when you bring a new level of love to your listening?