In these uncertain times, can you imagine people learning to listen to one another? Listening from the heart, not the head, is the key to successful communications. We often simply throw out or yell our opinions at each other, when what we need to be doing is less talking and more listening.
When someone is talking to us, we’re usually thinking about how to respond rather than actively listening. Our heads (with our judgments and opinions and positions, etc.) get in the way of real heartfelt responses.
How to listen with your heart
Most people aren’t used to hearing someone ask them to listen with their hearts-it catches them off guard. In order to discover how listening with the heart works, one must recognize that it is bound to take some time, but the end result will be well worth the effort! Getting our heads out of the way and trusting what our hearts are saying can lead to a new kind of understanding, not only between people of different ethnic backgrounds and social opinions, but also between family members, who can do a lot of yelling at each other...