7 Steps for Emphatic Listening

1. Listen with your ears: Fully, don’t prepare what you have to say next

2. Listen with your heart: Hear what is really meant, beyond the words, through heart to heart connection

3. Listen with your mind: Listen to what they (opponent, the other) went through, where they came from, where they are going

4. Listen with your entire body: Also observing the other person’s entire body

5. Listen with prayer: Pray to get help with difficulties

6. Listen with love: After all that is what bonds us as humans

7. Listen with intention: Listen to be there for the other, understand others fully.

"Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP."

-Joe Namath