Are you really LISTENING?

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How many times have you been in a conversation  and NO ONE IS LISTENING.  Yes they are there, they look engaged, but when you finish they have no idea what you just said or they just start talking?  I feel like lately in life we don’t listen enough.  We are too eager to tell our opinion, or try to solve the problem that we don’t even hear what is going on.  I found a great quote from the Dalai Lama

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.  But if you listen, you may learn something new. – Dalai Lama

Now this quote can apply to many things such as shut up and listen when your friends are talking or it can mean expand your mind and listen to other peoples thoughts and opinions they may have something to share that is knowledgeable. If we continue to listen and follow the same people and thoughts then we are only hearing what we already know.  I know  it seems like two totally different messages today but really it’s not in life we need to stop, slow down, and listen.  Listen in conversations, to loved ones, to others thoughts and ideas and see how expands our minds and views or maybe makes better relationships!

Did you hear that?!

-Sarah

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