The Importance Of Listening
In these modern times we as people are extremely busy. We've got multiple distractions. Distractions like cell phones, computers, Ipods and 24/7 television. We're constantly talking. Even if we are listening we're continually chattering in our mind. Formulating a response, or reacting to what's being said. Most of us want to speak, but so few want to listen. We hear what's being said but are we really listening? What is listening?
To enter this question we can start with what it isn't. Maybe out there we can detect its quality. Listening isn't a reaction. Listening isn't talking. Listening isn't thinking. Listening isn't what someone tells you it's. What I mean by that is. You and I could explain it, but this isn't listening, that's merely its description. I could explain water to you, however the description of water won't quench your thirst.
When a man or woman is listening there are no reactions. There isn't any thinking. There's absolutely not any talking. Listening isn't judging. Listening as I see it's a really humble quality. There's no me. There's no what I wish to say. Listening is extremely revealing. Listening to your own thoughts or what others say can be extremely informative.
These days we put so much emphasis on the wisdom that we shut our hearts and remove the beating moment to moment of life, since we're no longer listening. We've filled our lives with knowledge, beliefs, opinions, which lead to prejudgments.
The value of listening is that. When you aren't listening you aren't learning. When you aren't listening you're preventing opportunity. The fact that you don't listen reveals the reality your mind is closed. When you aren't listening you're preventing intelligence. When you aren't listening there isn't anything new, there are just your own reactions. If you would like to live life to its fullest, then listening is critical.