Here is a question for you, what is Active Listening without judgement to you ? I share my thoughts below …
Active listening without Judgement. Active listening is the art of listening, hearing, acknowledging, engaging and understanding what the other is saying. Active listening is listening, it is not preparing my answer, my response. It is being a sponge and listening.
Then when we truly listen, the way we truly read a book, we hear what they are saying. We see their body language, we hear their tone, we feel their emotions, and we are then listening without judgement and with compassion.
When we listen clearly, the way we read a book , we hear clearly. When we listen with the thought, when can I say my piece, or preparing what to say in my mind, or I want to do something else can you hurry up, we don’t listen, we judge and we are unkind.
We all want to be listened too and acknowledged when we speak – right ?
Then true listening with out judgement, is watching that movie , reading that book, painting that painting, – it is about being fully present to the other person. And you will hear in their tone, their pain, their need to be comforted. Or you will hear their need to share their story with someone they feel safe with, who they feel will understand. People talk to you for a reason, be wholehearted when you listen, be active, be non judgemental and you will hear and you will heal the relationship.
Active listening is a key skill in all aspects of life. It is a skill at your workplace, but it is a skill in your family and friends circle. Nurture it and see life blossom.
What are your thoughts on Active listening – without judgement.