Perhaps this will assist a little:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Teach-Yo … Comprehend
I always thought listening was very important in any relationship. Mother taught me well. I was not always a good listener. So this is what I would do.
One thing one could do is to practice listening in your home when no one is there. Notice all the sounds you can hear. Listen to the clock ticking, the ice box humming, the faint high frequency sound that goes on within your mind when you are healthy and happy. Then focus on just one of them. Then when you're outside, listen to the children playing and then just the cars going by. If you're a busy person you may want to silence your cell phone for 30 minutes and do this exercise.
If you're married then listen to your wife as she speaks, listen to her tone, her breathing, her words, often look at her lips listening to her, the signals within the message and of course listen to her message and body language.
Some of us choose to tune people out. At times that is good, like when YOUR WOMAN needs your 100% attention and someone else who finds you attractive and boldly tries to flirt with you, just say "Excuse me, now what were you saying honey......" and tune them out by listening to your woman. The other woman will get the message and YOUR WOMAN will REWARD YOU sooner or later for the attention and respect.
Even when I don't want to listen to someone I still try to listen to them because what they are saying may be what I need to hear.
Here is a poem I wrote about listening;
The art of listening
Listening is the path to respectful intimacy
that allows the listener to inhale
each word which is delivered by
the other who needs another.
Every sound opens the mind through
the passage of time to a symphony
we store into memory as a frequency
that we can retain frequently for
identity. Exploring the movement
of the eyes and lips and soul, to
behold that inner glow that one
desires to know deep down, O how I hear your sound, your voice, by choice.
To be written within the mind, my mind, so
one can rewind and listen again in
time. Paying attention without
distraction because listening is
an art of compassion of the heart. This is great, you had me from the start.
Seek out people who have interesting things to say -- people who are not just parroting politically correct conventional wisdom and Entertainment Tonight/TMZ drivel.
The reason many people are not good listeners is that those to whom they are listening are colossal bores.
Whatever you do, if it is done with deep concentration of mind, the result will always be on your side.Same thing is applied here for developing better listening skills. Try to make yourself confident and determined to achieve what you intend to do. Moreover, the body parts connecting the voice should be perfect and free from any kind of infection. Concentrate on the particular matter leaving aside the other things appearing in your mind for a moment till its end.
by deanjc19707 years ago
Yes I believe it can. I have been married twice(currently successfully)and I also have 5 daughters from teenage to 3 and I can tell you the technique that works best for me is JUST listening and cudling. Everytime I cut...
by youcanwin5 years ago
How would you rate your listening skills?
by ershruti3044 months ago
What is more important: Listening to heart or mind?At most of the decision making instances our heart and mind are not in rhythm. Under such situations what is more important? Listening to heart or to mind.
by Patricia Scott3 months ago
Is it important to you to listen to the opinion of others, even when you disagree?Often we have discussions with others on 'hot topics', on which there may be much disagreement. Is it possible for you to respectfully...
by deanjc19707 years ago
Please give me as much feedback as possible thankyou
by Laurel Rogers7 years ago
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