We have two ears👂🏻+👂🏻and one mouth, 👄 so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. Listen with all your heart, mind, attention & body language. Don’t think of your response while the other person’s talking and watch a miracle occur.
TRANSPARENT & AUTHENTIC communication begins and, with it, the revealing of our true selves. Hiding behind false identities to protect ourselves is exchanged with the revealing of our true selves. Nothing is more arresting or life giving than experiencing authentic communication.
I love that I get to experience this with Casey. If you’re married, practice being fully present when your spouse is speaking. Listen with both ears. 👂🏽👂🏽(Smile.) Let their words sink deep into your mind and heart, then respond.
When both spouses are committed to this, real communication begins. It’s then, that past wounds heal, distance is replaced with closeness and an authentic (and incredibly fun) marriage is realized. Communication is the pathway to relational bliss.
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