The Power of Listening

“I suspect that 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. … When people are talking, there’s no need to do anything but receive them. … Listen to what they’re saying. Care about it. Most times caring about it is even more important than understanding it. …

A loving silence often has far more power to heal and connect than the most well-intentioned words.”

– Rachel Naomi Remen (from Kitchen Table Wisdom)