Just Listen..

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
We are all guilty of it.. answering the phone or having a full text conversation while you are spending time with someone else. Even though you think the time spent with another person is just another day of hanging out, it might mean the world to them if you gave them all of your attention. Think about how you feel when someone gives your their full attention, the connection you feel. It's usually the people you hold so dear that you can recall having those heart to heart conversations with, where you felt they really listened, and not only HEARD your thoughts, but UNDERSTANDS and shows compassion for your thoughts. Try for today to have a heart to heart with every word that is exchanged. Even the guy at the coffee stand.. Listen with all of your attention and show compassion for every person. It just might make their day, and it will certainly make yours.. don't worry it's okay to slow down. 
This is my sweet Nalu.. the BEST listener I know!

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