Honor the person as if a God
- Published in Life Coach
Truly relating is rare. By definition relating is: befriend; empathize, identify, sympathize; to have or establish a relationship - interact. How many of us really know how to do this? We are so intent on getting our message across or making sure the other person hears us, that we forget about being in relationship.
A common example is when you are met with a person who has lost a loved one. That person needs to talk, be heard and grieve. What most of us do is try to “fix” them, give an account of a personal loss, or change the subject. The person grieving ends up taking care of YOU.
Honor the other person as if they were a GOD. Hang on their every word as if it was gospel. Try to imagine yourself in their shoes, empathize with their concerns. Believe that everything they say is important. This will take the focus off of you and put it on them where it belongs in relating.
Try putting the other person in a Godlike status while they are talking and experience a level of communication you never have known. Bonding like you couldn’t imagine. Come back and tell me of your experience and how it affected you.
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