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"Always listen to your inner voice." ~ Oprah

"Listening is being completely present to whatever is before us with all of who we are." ~ Mark Nepo

"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer." ~ Mother Teresa

"Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors." ~ Fred Rogers

"I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another. Simple, honest human conversation." ~ Margaret Wheatley

"Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference." ~ David Augsburger

"If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening." ~ Marge Piercy

"Listening is the one activity you do more in your life than anything else except to breath." ~ Ralph Nichols

"Listen with your mind, listen with your heart and listen with your soul and you will.....Make Today Count!" ~ Rick Bommelje

"You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time." ~ M. Scott Peck

"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." ~ Mary Oliver

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you know; but when you listen, you may learn something new." ~ Dalai Lama

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand." ~ Karl Menninger

"Listening is about being present, not just being quiet." ~ Krista Tippett

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence." ~ Robert Frost

"Deep listening is the kind of listening that you can relieve the suffering of another person. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart." ~ Tich Nhat Hanh

"There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak." ~ Simon Sinek

“To listen effectively, you must clear your mind of your expectations about what you are about to hear. Listen to understand versus listen to defend.” ~ Scott Di Valerio

“Take time to listen to people and understand their needs, priorities, and motivations.”
~ Maggie De Pree

“Observing and listening are two of the most underrated skills, and if I find myself doing too much telling, I’m normally doing the wrong thing.” ~ Nick Beighton

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