Crummy StuffPosted: April 15, 2013
There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing-
When was the last time you engaged in a conversation in which you truly listened to the other person, sat eye to eye, connected?
People today are so pre-occupied with their own thoughts, bursting in their lululemon seams to interject with a story of their own, simply too distracted, disinterested that their eyes are searching everywhere but in your eyes.
“Did you see what she is wearing … Didn’t mean to interrupt, what were you talking about again?”
This sort of “thing” happens all too much. One of the most simple gifts to present to someone is to be there with them completely, with focus, with intent.
Listen, attentively without interrupting, take in perspective, allow others to express themselves. Remove yourself, step back and listen.
**Anne is trotting around the streets of Boston right about now sporting Bib #21069. Check out the Boston Marathon website to track her real-time race results.**