Read carefully to the quotes below……good quotes on listening which we all need to improve upon and it is the gift you can give those around you that will expand them and you.
“Listening is magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” -Brenda Ueland
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -Winston Churchill
“The ear of a leader must ring with the voices of the people.” -Woodrow Wilson
“What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.” -Wayne Dyer
“You really do not understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” -Albert Einstein
“Be patient and calm–for no one can catch fish in anger.” -Herbert Hoover
“The saddest part of being a human is not paying attention. Presence is the gift of life.” -Stephen Levine
“Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. Where someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.” -Sue Patton Thoele
“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” -M. Scott Peck
“So practice listening, rather than waiting for your turn to speak. Let the person finish, let them get the concept out, give them your full attention. They’ll appreciate the courtesy, you’ll look more intelligent, and you both may find the right answer to the problem.” – Buck Woody
One of the Greatest gifts you can give to others is to really listen to them, to be fully with them as they talk to you.
Einstein said, “If A equals success, then the formula is A+X+Y+Z, with X being work, Y being play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”
Well have a great day and treat someone to the gift of listening.