If you want to enhance your relationships (which is a key part of improving your own health), then, you must enhance your listening skills.
In fact, your ability to listen with the intention to understand others, not just intellectually, but also (and probably more importantly) emotionally, can become your relationship super power.
The key is to listen, not just to what people are saying, but to what they are not saying.
First, you’ve got to focus. You cannot be thinking about yourself, and what you want to get out of the conversation.
If you can ‘dissolve’ yourself, great. Even better, if you can feel the connection, the oneness, between you and the other person, you’ll be in the right place.
Then you can really tune with their feelings, movements, and energy. You will start to hear things.
Not like ‘hearing voices’. You’ll be hearing the other person’s’ true voice; what they really feel.
With practice, you will start to get deeper insights into what other people want.
That’s not the hard part.
The hard part is learning to trust those observations, and then speak up about them.