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Respond with curiosity

When you get fairly good at listening mindfully without speaking, begin to experiment with offering brief verbal comments that express kindness, or ask questions that deepen understanding. 

The key is to keep the focus on the speaker, not to bend it around to yourself. You might try, “Oh, that sounds rough. What happened next?”

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Tuning in to your own body can give you valuable information about your direct experience when listening.

When the other person is speaking, just listen. Stay mentally active and alert.

This constant, low-grade sense of urgency can impede genuine communication. 
Mindful listening - 
focused attention to what another person is saying, without judging or having an agendais a foundational skill that is rarely practised anywhere.

When you’re in conversation, set your mind to being present, receptive, and ready to listen with compassion. 

As with mindful breathing, your thoughts will wander. 

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