Deep listening is such a gift we can give someone. The times when we can listen intently without distractions and without being preoccupied with what our response will be are deeply meaningful gifts that last far beyond the time of the conversation. To fully listen and ask deeper questions opens up space in the heart for growth, empathy and understanding. It prepares the way for deeper, richer friendships and intimacy.
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.
Thought to ponder: What is a time you felt truly listened to? How did that experience make you feel?