Simply put, there is nothing, nothing in the world, that can take the place of one person intentionally listening or speaking to another. The act of conscious attending to another person — when one once discovers the taste of it and its significance — can become the center of gravity of the work of love.

Jacob Needleman in A Little Book on Love by Jacob Needleman


To Practice This Thought:
Before your next conversation, silently state the intention to consciously listen and speak.


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