Do you ever feel like you’re not being heard? Literally? I have been in conversations with people who are not paying any attention to what I’m saying. Yes, it’s frustrating... but that seems to be norm these days. With media messages that flash with quick edits within seconds to keep your interest, it can be challenging to hold the attention of the person sitting in front of you. Should you wear a flashing sign on your head to keep their focus on you? No. (However, I have seen this done in NYC-never a dull moment). What you can do is talk to the other person and tell them that they seem preoccupied or distracted. Let them know if the present isn’t a good time to then schedule another time together.
Take inspired action:
Stop, look and listen. That’s right. “Be the change you want to see” as Ghandi so eloquently said. The world mirrors back to you what is going on inside. You create your outer world through your inner world. If you’re getting annoyed that people aren’t paying attention to you when you're talking to them, STOP. Have a heart-to heart exchange with yourself, an inner dialogue. Where do you not listen to yourself? That’s a biggie. Also, where do you not listen to others? This can be very eye-opening as self awareness is the key to change. Then LISTEN to your inner guide that is always whispering to you.
Start with your own focus and attention and LOOK and listen to the person in front of you. Relationships will change, misunderstood words, emotions and discussion will change and hopefully, more people will be in better communication with each other.
Communicate from the heart,