How many times have we heard this?
You need to listen to me!
Especially in these divisive times, when many of us have different ideas about things, listening to each other is a skill one can always strengthen.
The hardest thing is to just listen to another.
There is no judgement or having an expectation of the other.
A classic example of this is thinking that other “should just know me.”
No one can read your mind.
The most important is that both people in a conversation need to feel heard.
Many times, if this is achieved even if you just walk away one can feel valued even if you disagreed.
Just say “I hear you.”
Agree to disagree.
Yet, I hope to take it a step further for the sake of this blog.
One’s squiggly self must be honored. Your uniqueness must be honored in any conversation.
So if you don’t feel you have been heard, ask for it.
In reality, we all want the same thing, we want to be valued.
We want to be heard.
Try to be responsible for your end of a conversation
and be ALL EARS…..no expectations or judgments.