Listening is a skill.
The skill of listening is the ability to learn to stop not listening.
We stop not listening once we stop talking.
When we stop talking, we are able to listen.
The question then is to whom are we listening.
Listening to other people is as useful as talking to other people.
The real skill of listening is ‘hearing’ what other people are saying by hearing the ‘messages’ that are contained within other people’s words.
The purpose of listening is to ‘hear’ our ‘messages’.
Our messages outline the direction of the path that our Soul chooses for our Self to take.
The opposite of talking is listening.
The opposite of hearing is asking.
When we ask for direction, we will hear the answer once we learn to hear our Inner Coach, instead of listening to our Ego Self.