Believe it or not, listening is an art that we all have to learn. Have you ever thought about how much listening do you do on a day?
When we say “listening”, we make reference to the real one, in which you focus on what the other person is saying. Unfortunately, the truth is that it is common to see people taking and talking not only to show how interesting their lives can be but also to show that they are good speakers.
Most people turn a conversation a competition in which the person, who says the most, makes the cleverest point. But, if we think for a while about this issue, it is not the right thing to do. In most conversations, the person who speaks the least benefits most and the person who speaks the most benefits least.
God, who is the best teacher, shows us through the light of the Bible the importance of speaking less because he wants us to become wiser.
God wants us to avoid problems or suffering. For that reason, he presents us the Bible principles for developing a healthy relationship with our neighbors, and if we follow them, it would be easier for us to live a happy and pleasant life.
As you can see, he does not only advises us speaking less but also motivates us listening more.
Most people go through life wishing to be listened to more. So by listening rather than talking, you are giving something valuable to the person who’s speaking. Especially if you are taking in what that person is saying and not thinking about something else. The speaker will appreciate that gift and you will have created a bond. He or she will feel understood. Listening is one of the most powerful relationship-building tools. And not only that, if you take quality time to listen instead of talking, you will be able to understand codes during the conversation that can be beneficial to you and the other person. You will be able to pay attention to patterns of character and even more, you can take into account gestures or emotions that give you ideas about the intention of what the speaker is saying, so it would be easy for you to give a better advice or to avoid misunderstanding during the conversation.
If you want to learn how to make people feel loved and you be taken as a prudent and intelligent person, it would be better for you to speak less and listening more.
God bless you!