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Listening Quotes (671 quotes)

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A great listener has enormous advantages in the world. First of all, understanding. Listening is the doorway to understanding.

The Importance of Active Listening

Listening is a skill of critical significance in all aspects of our lives—from maintaining our personal relationships, to getting our jobs done, to taking notes in class, to figuring out which bus to take to the airport. Listening is an active process by which we make sense of, assess, and respond to what we hear. The listening process involves five stages: receiving, understanding, evaluating, remembering, and responding. These stages will be discussed in more detail in later sections. Effectively engaging with all five stages of the listening process lets us best gather the information we need from the world around us. Active listening is a particular communication technique that requires the listener to provide feedback on what he or she hears to the speaker, by way of restating or paraphrasing what they have heard in their own words. The goal of this repetition is to confirm what the listener has heard and to confirm the understanding of both parties.

Strong and effective communication skills are essential in a field where emotions often reach critical mass. Professionals must be equipped to help families process complex information intertwined with decision-making that can have a lifetime impact on both the potential donor family and those they have the ability to help through donation. Teamwork is imperative for everyone involved. When asked, most professionals will say that they are good active listeners. Listening has been shown to be essential to communicating respect for another person. To test this claim, reflect on your own feelings. Consider a time when you may have been talking with someone who interrupted you or continually focused on what they wanted to express in the conversation.

Listening plays a fundamental role in the development of communication, language and learning.
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A Professional Experience

We live in a noisy world. For followers of Jesus, it can be a challenge to hear his voice — the voice of the Shepherd that his sheep are supposed to be able to recognize. This podcast is called A Listening Life, and it is created to help us recognize the voice of God in the midst of life that is often chaotic and unsettling. In each short episode, Tracy Balzer leads listeners through the time-tested spiritual practice of lectio divina — a guided time of listening to the word of God slowly and prayerfully. If you feel your life of faith has been characterized by too much doing and very little being, of too much noise and not enough quiet, then this is the podcast for you. The word of God is our bread for life. We only need to listen.

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  1. Active listening refers to a pattern of listening that keeps you engaged with your conversation partner in a positive way.

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