I took this picture at the Honolulu zoo. I don’t know what was communicated here, but it was beautiful.
George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
One of the biggest problems in our world today is the lack of real communications. It starts when we listen. I struggle with this, but I am trying to get better. Listen completely .. don’t just fake it. Be in the moment.
I have a long time friend that I believe is an expert listener. When I talk to him, he is totally in the moment. It is like there is nothing else more important than me and our conversation. More than that, you feel that he cares. I have never known anyone as engaged. He takes in every word, and every emotion. Then he reflects back what he heard with empathy. You know he understands, because he tells you by his words, body language, and expression.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
Take time listen .. and really listen. Start today, and make it a better world.
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