Learn To Be A Good Listener

September 25, 2008 at 10:52 am 3 comments

If you wish to grow in the spirit of understanding, you must let the other
person talk and prove his point to his satisfaction. Do not interrupt him,
while he is talking. You know how exasperated you become when someone
interrupts you, while you are trying to prove a point. At committee
meetings, these words have been uttered quite often:- “But let me finish!”

Listen more, talk less. You are made to listen. That is why you have been
given only one mouth and two ears. If we were meant to talk more and listen
less, we would have been given only one ear, right in front, and two mouths
on the two sides. How funny we would look! And, mind you, there is no door
with which to close the ears: they are always open. Before a word can be
spoken, it has to cross two fences – two rows of teeth and two lips.
Therefore, think twice before you talk. Never forget that of the unspoken
word, you are a master, of the spoken  word, you are a slave. Words, once
spoken, cannot be got back.

Be a good listener. Therefore, listen not only with the ears, but also with
the heart. Better than talking is listening. And better than listening is to
enter the silence within.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nadia  |  September 25, 2008 at 11:34 am

    “Never forget that of the unspoken
    word, you are a master, of the spoken word, you are a slave.” – This is so true!

    Is this post somehow directed to me? 😉

    Between the two of us, I know you’re the ever-patient listener, hehe 😀
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    Hehe..No…No Sweetheart it’s for everyone else who has those abilities;)

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  • 2. Wakas Mir  |  September 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Nice one 🙂 And it’s becoming even more important to be a good listener these days as more and more people like to get their views across they forget that the other person might have something on their mind which could help them in realizing any situation easier. Being a radio host this is a vital thing to remember, and am still in the learning process after a decade as to how important listening is.. so yah let’s see if I can get you on air one day and LISTEN 😛

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    Very well said… and yes am looking forward for the opportunity to interact with you directly on air some day, inshaAllah:)

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  • 3. Aleena  |  September 28, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    What we dont get is that there is a huge difference between Hearing someone and Listening to someone, We hear with ears but we Listen with…heart 🙂
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    Ohho what a deep thoughts :). Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting.

    Reply

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