Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Today’s Gift from Hazelden #essentialsofrec #Recovery #Listening


Listening well

Learning to really listen to another human being – beyond just his or her words – is critical to good communication. Valuable exchanges between human beings can occur only when each listens carefully to the other and tries sincerely to understand the other person’s meaning. Much anger and frustration with others could be avoided if we truly understood one another.

Constant thoughts running through our minds is a form of talking, and we can’t listen to another (including our Higher Power) if we are still talking.

Do I really listen?

Higher Power, help me be quiet enough within to listen to others today. By trying to understand another, let me learn something about myself.

From the book:

Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation

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