“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”

[Ralph G. Nichols]


Listening is the most artistic and gifted form of communication. It requires the attention of all your senses.

“… that is what learning is,” Doris Lessing teaches us. “You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.”


I ask for a blessing upon us today. May your heart be open to listen without words.