Allow Yourself to Truly Listen to Others
Pocket Practice: Develop listening skills.
This practice can dramatically change your relationships.
Let go of your thoughts while the other person is speaking. Notice if, as the other speaks, your mind is already preparing a response. You may be agreeing or disagreeing, or perhaps thinking of advice to offer. If so, gently release your thoughts and return to listening. Determine that you will not respond until you have left at least a three-second period of silence.