For a few weeks now I’ve been reading Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff. I read one of its short chapters every few days and set an intention to work on a particular teaching.
Today’s chapter was…Let Others Have The Glory. I’ve noticed in many conversations over the past few weeks that we as a people generally don’t allow much time to LISTEN. We hear, share, hear, share, hear and share some more.
For the next few days…as you gather with family, friends, co-workers and others…take the time to listen. REALLY LISTEN. When someone shares with you, rather than saying “OH WOW ME TOO” & then go on about yourself…listen…perhaps even add a nice “Tell me more”. You may be surprised at how much more enjoyable and relaxing the conversation ends up being. This is not to say don’t share all. Its simply a suggestion to build up one of the most powerful and most lacking skills of our time.