Learning how to connect with people is one of the most valuable skills that one could ever learn. Connecting with people begins with being in the moment.
Have you ever been having a conversation with someone and you can just tell that they’re not with you? They may be even asking you questions but they’re not listening to the answers? They seem preoccupied with something other than looking at you and communicating clearly?
This was pointed out to me very recently and I even had to check myself on trying to make sure that my communication is clear and that the person I’m speaking to feels that I am engaged. This is one of the most important skills anyone could ever learn. Being in the moment, not thinking about something that’s already happened or thinking about something that will happen soon, is a gift.
We should try to stay focused on giving this gift to ourselves and to people that we’re communicating with. There’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of being heard. And when we implement our ‘listening more than we talk‘ skills, the people we communicate with are going to feel it. They will feel heard and therefore feel more interested and excited to interact and communicate with us.
Learning how to connect with people by being in the moment is also a way to love. Coming to a place where we love all things and all people is a very peaceful and heavenly place to be. It allows us to experience heaven on earth. Living from a place of love rather than a place of fear allows us to be in the moment.
Try to be in the moment right where you are, and engage fully with the people you’re communicating with. Test it. Give it a try and you’ll see what a difference it makes.
How To Connect With People
The concepts in this post are taken directly from the new book, Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss.