"You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.” - Alice Miller
How did it feel when someone listened to you like a splendid auditorium?
Active listening skills like paraphrasing, summarizing and mirroring can only go so far. Listening with curiosity and genuine care, while acknowledging the other person’s motives and feelings, takes emotional energy.
It takes patience. It takes hard work.
It’s not for everyone. But it’s worth it.
Thanks for listening,