Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Can You HEAR Me Now??

We all want to be heard.

In fact we want to be heard so much that many times while another person is speaking, we are busy formulating our response, our solution, our words of wisdom.

Do you do this with your spouse? Sweetie and I have both had to learn that what we really want from each other is to know the other person is listening....without judgement, without an answer.

When we do that, it shows the other person, that we are present in the moment. They have our attention and we hear them.

Listening, many say, is an art...I would go further to say it is almost a gift. If you rearrange the letters in LISTEN, you get SILENT.

Learn to accept that silence, and really hear the heart of the other person speaking.

The Vow: To Listen in the Best Way I Know How
The Challenge: Practice listening with both ears. Let go of things that are on your mind so that you can  be in the moment.

Walking With You on the Journey,


  1. I always try to listen instead of waiting for my turn to talk. It's hard! This is good advice

    Following back from the GFC Blog Hop!

    1. you are right it is hard sometimes...

      Thanks for the follow back!

  2. I interrupt Hubby sometimes, which he does not like at all, of one does! I also have a bad habit of assuming I know what he's going to say...and sometimes I'm wrong. :(