Listen between the lines

Listening is the key to good communication. Put it into practice with this short exercise

When you listen well you are listening to yourself as well as them, especially to your reactions, thoughts, patterns and so on.
— Sharon Salzberg

Next time you speak to someone…

  1. Try and be aware of what you are saying, communicating carefully what you need to
  2. Listen between the lines of what you are hearing - what is going on for the other person?
  3. Gauge your response
  4. Go one step further… use it for a greater good

Notice anything positive through your awareness and offer the energy you have created by listening between the lines to a greater good.

Whenever we think, speak or act with a positive intention, we generate positive energy in the world. This energy can be directed towards something worthwhile.

ExercisesAndrea Edwards