Are you interested in improving your listening skills and looking after your brain?
Our minds wander but need training. A new puppy needs training or it will lead you.Your mind needs training or it will wander incessantly.
You and I may need to improve our attention. When our focus wanders, we need to nudge it back to what we are focusing on. We can do this by sharpening our intention. Why are we listening? Are we helping this person to say what they are saying to us or are we looking for an opportunity to disagree?
The final sharpening of our intention will improve with kind intention. We listen with kind ears. This way we hear more and don’t get distracted by attributing negative motives. ” They are lying to me”. Kind listening allows us to delay judgement, listen more closely as well as keeping our mind open and our brain balanced.
Try it now. Think of a person who you don’t like much. Revisit your opinion through kind lenses. See if it calms your mind and helps you to listen better. You will benefit more than they do.