Listen with your whole body

Eckhart tolle, power of now, how to, inspire, life, be happy, selfimprovement,

Recently I was reminded of how to listen. I know this might sound funny but I had forgotten.

I had moved back into old ways of being and forgotten that, to truly listen to someone you need to listen with your whole body.

It is most common these days to listen with our minds which usually, is not even listening at all.

Its thinking.

Thinking about the next thing to say, thinking about how you look to the person speaking to you, thinking about what they think of you, thinking about what you think of them, thinking about what posts you’ve missed on facebook, thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner… I’m tired even just writing about all the thinking that goes on when we really should be listening.

Echkart Tolle explains it beautifully – to listen with your body. To take the attention away from listening and move into feeling. To receive their words, message, and energy through every cell in your body. To hear through your energy field.

Give it a go the next time someone is talking to you, take a big deep breath in and let your awareness drop down from your head and into your body. Feel your energy opening up to receive their words, feel your heart connecting with their heart, hear as though every pore is opening up to listen. Feel what they are saying.

When I did this everything instantly became more enjoyable. I felt as though I was connecting with this person on a much deeper soul level. I was hanging on every word they were saying and I was hearing so much more than just their words. I really listened. I really heard them. I heard what they were saying with their words and I heart what they were saying without any words, I felt their energy, and I connected to their heart. I felt them. We connected.

I am so happy I have been reminded about how to listen. When was the last time someone really listened to you?

When was the last time you really listened?

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Listen with your whole body

    1. Hi Eric, how fabulous! I do this when I am seated with a client however somehow I had gone a little lax in my personal life. It feels good to be back – listening, receiving, connecting! Thanks for your support and comments, have a wonderful evening. Sharon

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  1. I am quite good at listening, but I am not not very good at making myself heard. When people just talk from their ego I just become quiet and say nothing, and only speak when someone asks my a question. I experienced this what you are talking about yesterday, everyone was jumping to talk, and they did not repsond to anyone’s conversation, they just talked about themselves, and even when they asked me a question, they did not let me finish answering, but just jumped in an interrupted and continued talking about themselves, so for 3 hours I just sat quitely listening to them. That was okay for me, but then I was told afterwards that I was too anti-social, that was little strange. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Hello gorgeous Trini 🙂 Yes – ha I fear if you don’t speak up when people are speaking from their ego then you might never get to speak up at all! But really, we all can do it a lot. I love when people are able to finally drop the ego front and become open. I love deep conversations and sharing from the bottom of your heart.

      Anti-social eh – I guess that just means she noticed that you weren’t acting the same way as the group. So that’s probably confirmation that you were on the right track 🙂

      I always think you have to be different to create change 🙂 Keep doing what you’re doing lady, you will find people who listen with all of their being! In fact I know you’ve found that online through your words that touch people so deeply.

      Warmest wishes sweet one, Sharon

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      1. Thank you Sharon! Yes, I know what you say about speaking up. But with this particular group of people I cannot, I have done it many times, but they become scared when I speak from my soul and then they turn mean. But with most people I do speak up, and I don’t know of to speak from ego, so I always speak from my soul, that is what many people think have made me little strange. But I know that many people like it to, like people here on wordpress 🙂 🙂 🙂 Blessings of Love to you as well lovely Sharon!! 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. These are wonderful insights into listening and connecting with others Sharon!
    Like Eric, I am a coach and have been trained to listen fully with clients. It is our thinking that gets in the way (isn’t it always 😉
    I also have had a profound experience of listening as a mindfulness practice at Kripalu. You may be interested to check it out:
    http://findyourmiddleground.com/2013/12/17/want-to-feel-more-connected-listen-to-this/
    Val x

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  3. I’ve learned in life that when you train yourself to listen correctly, you find less questions to ask. Usually, the person you are listening to will tell you a lot more about themselves without you even asking them.

    Good post.

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    1. I know what you mean 🙂 You are so honest and that’s beautiful! For me I am sometimes uninterested when I find people are not speaking truthfully, or they are speaking from their attack or defense systems – speaking from their ego self. It is when you are aware they are speaking to just fulfill a need such as wanting to prove something to you.

      I am enthralled in conversation when we can each let our guards down and be open. I know that is hard for many people though and some people just need time and love, to then open up and be honest. Thanks for your comments 🙂 Sharon xx

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    1. Your mum sounds beautiful! What a true delight and a supportive person. We all need someone to tell us that we are good and that we’re on the right track! That is so special that your mum does that for you. I find learning to say that to myself and really meaning it is so powerful – it has taken me a long time to get to that place though – of actually saying it and meaning it 🙂

      You bringing this up is inspiring me to reach out to someone and tell them they are good and on the right track 🙂 Thanks you for that! Have a wonderful night angel. With love, Sharon

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  4. Salam…

    I loved your post, and you’re absolutely right: A lot of people don’t listen at all, they just wait for you to finish the talk, so they can start talking, and I think that’s has to do with wanting to be the center of everything. For them, whatever you say is not important at all, what they say is the IMPORTANT… 😉

    For me, I consider myself as a good listener, and I try my best to be better 🙂 🙂

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