Listening is simple, but not easy. Every head is a world!
Did you know that the number one reason for communication failure in relationships or business is failure to LISTEN.
What is Listening – It is a
Choice: Choosing to listen is a decision. Many a times we are completely unaware that we are making a choice. Listening is not a passive activity. It’s not about being quiet or even hearing the words. It’s an action and it takes energy to listen.
It’s easier to notice conscious choices. If we don’t want to hear what someone is saying, we can tune him/her out in an instant. Once we become aware of listening as a choice, we will notice that we have many opportunities to practice choosing to listen in our daily lives. It is a profound awakening.
Gift: In fact, one of the greatest gifts we can give yourself or others is to listen to him or her with total attention. When somebody listens to you, he was simply there with you, you felt understood, refreshed, whole, connected and healed. Thinking about listening as a gift that you either give or receive places a new emphasis on the value of listening. It makes it easier to slow down or savor the conversation, either by opening up to receive the gift or by extending the hospitality of giving the gift.
Art: There are many wonderful techniques and tools from the Neuro-science & Indian Yogic science for more effective listening. It is a learn-able skill and the most important skill to cope up with the current stressful life.
So, Are you ready to learn?
Listening is a learn-able skill which involves alignment of all your 4 quadrants of the personality i.e., physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. All the four parts are closely inter-connected and ignoring any one will not yield in enhanced listening capabilities.
Everywhere I see people talk , explain & learn only the mental part of listening.
Effective listening requires three instruments or tools – Breath, Heart & Brain.
In TGR – Happyness Circle program, happening on 6th Jan 2013 , Chennai, India, I’m going to share a powerful technique which will help you to heighten your listening capabilities. For more information click this link and join us tomorrow: