Understanding means throwing away your knowledge.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There have been countless of discussions about listening to our clients in real estate and other professions. Listening is a valuable skill, however, listening without judgment is the ultimate skill in our opinion.
Understanding does not mean agreeing with another person's point of view by any means. It is about hearing what that person's point of view without passing it through your own filters of opinion. It takes practice to do that. This leads us to realize how biased we all are by virtue of our experiences and education.
Listening without judgment opens the door for the truth to manifest, which creates understanding. We both realize this on a daily basis as we practice mindfulness in listening and in our actions. And we often, think of Rumi's quote...
Out beyond ideas of wrong doing
and right doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
The gift of understanding is not just for others, it is also one you can give yourself. We promise it will open up doors in your life and in your heart!
Wishing you a great week ahead!