How to REALLY listen
Just had someone explain the chinese character for listening to me over the weekend. Wow! There is a lot that is said in the complexity of this visual language!
Integrated into this one word is the idea of ears, eyes, heart, and undivided attention ALL as components of listening. In my individual work with clients this "listening" is a huge part of my work. (No, I don't just sit, listen, and say "how does that make you feel?"). However, in my work with couples, teaching them this skill is such a HUGE part of our work.
Do you have a kid, a spouse, a friend? Practice this. Teach this. We need a world full of better listeners.