You never get people’s fuller attention than when you’re listening to them ~ Robert Brault
I met an older couple like this when I worked at the homeless organization.
Immediately I felt at home with them. We had a wonderful visit and I was sad to see them go.
After they left to go home, I noticed that the man had forgotten his wallet.
My first thought?
I would see them again!
I saw them many times after that but, it took me awhile to figure out why I felt so good around them. It seemed to boil down to their ability to be fully present and listen.
What a gift!
Sadly, I am not naturally this type of person. While you’re talking, my mind is busy formulating a response to what you just said.
I WANT to be that type of person though and I am working on it. It’s a gift that I’d like to share with others.
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~
Have you ever experienced that gift?