In this episode I chat with Declan Stout, a caring human being with a big heart who is on a journey to transform many lives. We are talking about something near and dear to my heart - deep listening.
Declan is the heart and soul behind Listen With Love - a beautiful space for people to donate their time to listen, and on the flip side, a free space for people to be listened to.
In this episode we talk about:
Deep listening: what it is and why it’s so powerful;
How to listen deeply;
The power of being present in a conversation; and
The innate wisdom within every human being.
Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:
Deep listening is an incredibly powerful thing. It is not about listening to respond, affirm, negate it is about being fully present.
What makes deep listening so impactful is the connection and showing up as an empty vessel;
There is power in the pause when we don’t respond right after someone has finished speaking, we are giving them the space to find their own wisdom; and
Wisdom comes from both sides in a conversation. Let your wisdom guide you either as a speaker and a listener;
Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.