In Appreciation, Kindness, Love, The Present Moment

“The art of listening is important and not simply focusing on what our reply is going to be.”

Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of ‘Say Less, Ask More, & Change the Way you Lead’.

Ask a question and sit and think and feel. We spend a lifetime being the person with the answer, and to reconnect to that slightly uncomfortable place, and ask a question, then listen to the answer. Get comfortable with silence.

As a mediator, I believe in contemplation. If you ask a great question the person is silent for a moment because you’re asking them think. Silence allows a person to think and see what emerges from that thinking.

In those moments of silence there are a lot of things that we can attend to, but the contemplation has been lost in today’s world. There is so much left unsaid, we don’t have enough time.

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