The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. —Rachel Naomi Remen

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The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

RACHEL NAOMI REMEN

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mahjabeen from Chennai JULY 31, 2016
Very motivating..I got to learn the art of Listening.

Anonymous NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Wonderful words of wisdom

Anonymous OCTOBER 27, 2014
I like What Rachel had to say about listening


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