Excuse me? I am sorry, I didn’t hear you? Are you paying attention? Are you just waiting and rehearsing what you want to say, but not listening? I think to really listen is to focus on what’s being said and not think about your own idea or agenda, but to step out of your shoes and fully listen, picture what’s being said to you.
My Mom listened, waited, saw all the angles and gave appropriate, insightful, respectful feedback. I think because she listened and responded so well, I really appreciate it in others. Are you replying or understanding in your response?