“The biggest respect that you can give someone is to really listen to someone.”
How many times do we expect an outcome and it’s different? How often do we expect people to react in a certain way? For most of us it is almost certainly all the time. A new way of looking at things would be to try and await a response with a ready expectancy. Without trying to predict outcomes, without prejudice, but awaiting with great attention. The biggest respect that you can give someone is to really listen to someone. Listen with your ears; listen with your brain … and your heart. Only then will you truly “hear” what they have to say.
Everyone has a different upbringing and circumstances so it is not possible to know exactly how someone will reply every time. The practice of listening would be the best advice for warring couples and, indeed, any relationship that is foundering. It will also add zest to a loving relationship, allowing new depths of understanding to be reached.
Take the time to listen to whoever you fall into conversation with today, take the time to truly know someone.
Authelia and The Team