–Adding past writing for future reference–” Listening means forgetting yourself completely – only then can you listen. When you listen attentively to somebody, you forget yourself. If you cannot forget yourself – you never listen. If you are to self conscious about yourself, you simply pretend you are listening – you don’t listen. You may nod your head; you may sometimes say yes and no – but you are not listening.”
If you’ve actually ever been ‘heard’ in your life – you can feel it, people see YOU and understand – and you can feel the difference. Practice being that for someone because it can change a life. Everyone wants to be heard but no body wants to listen.