The way to listen is to stop talking. One reason we cannot hear what others are saying is their voices are drowned out by our own internal voices. We keep reacting and projecting, judging and prejudging, anticipating and expecting, reloading and drifting off. The biggest challenge of listening is quieting down our own internal chatter. When we succeed in doing so, we see the world anew. (Adam Kahane. Solving Tough Problems)
Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you quiet your internal chatter.