The art of listening.

Believe it or not, listening is not as easy as it sounds. Listening is all about drawing in the white canvas of our brain, the other's story. Not our story, their story. With their colors and their nuances, and if we allow our own thoughts to interfere in that painting, we are not listening anymore.

Listening is all about emptying our brains, opening our ears and closing our mouths. It’s about hearing to understand and not necessarily to agree. We actually don’t need to agree. We must though be able to understand what the other is seeing and feeling, and why. That is what listening is all about.

Here are some questions/sentences you may use to help you with this listening art:

Tell me about…

I’d like to hear more about…

Would you like to tell me about…?