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.
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?