How We Listen to People Changes Them. – by Kat McCarthy


Did you hear that?

That child spoke as a sage.

That sage spoke as a child.

Was one more or less then the other?

Or was the difference in the listener?

We affect our understanding of what a person says by how we listen to what they say.

It is both profound and remarkable. When we listen to someone as a sage, we attract the sage within them; we invite that person to show up as a sage.

That being said, we must also acknowledge that we teach people how to listen to us. A troublemaker will teach those around him to listen to him as a troublemaker. A wise person would notice this and listen to him as if he is a poet or a teacher and begin to change how he shows up in the conversation.

I challenge you – YES YOU! For one week, notice how you listen to those people around you. The turn it around.

Did you listen to your child as though he were a brat? Try to listen as though he was your greatest teacher or a wonderful artist.

Have you been having some trouble with your husband or wife? Notice what you are listening for and turn it around. Can you listen as you once did, as though he or she was your best friend and lover?

Does your boss drive you crazy? How are you inviting your boss to show up? As a brilliant person who helps you achieve ever greater success in your work?

After a week, let me know in what small ways your life has changed.

I promise, I will listen to you as though you are the remarkable communicator that you really are.


About author

This article was written by Kathleen McCarthy

I am the founder and CEO of the popular online magazine, The Magic Happens: Humanity Thriving Out Loud. I am also the managing editor and chief discoverer of talent. The Magic Happens is my passion and the work that I put the most time into. I am a believer. I believe in what is happening right now. I believe in 'the happiness movement.' LOA is really cool and it is also a universal marketing scheme. What that means is: "the Universe had to give us a reason to be happy before we would actually choose to be happy." Us Humans would never even consider a happiness movement without knowing what was in it for us Humans. LOA taught us what is in it for us. Now we can just relax and celebrate - be happy for happiness' sake. I am the river. I am the buoyancy that holds The Magic Happens aloft. TMH is about thriving, thriving is about being happy. Thriving and happiness are both choices. We choose to be happy.. Or Not.. I/we, therefore, offer you choices. We virtually hold your hand while you explore the new choice. While you explore a new perspective so that you can see yourself thriving. So you can see yourself happy. Join us. Read with us. Love us, as we love you. :) If you write, join us and discover the value of support among people who care about your passion and success. Contact me at Kat (at) themagichappens (dot) com (written that way to avoid spam.)


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