The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear. (Ram Dass, spiritual teacher)

This simple statement is true enough, but it may have a deeper meaning than just being quiet. All too often when two people are conversing, the listener is likely to be thinking about what he wants to say next and really isn’t hearing what is being said. To benefit the most in conversation, listen carefully; you will very likely learn a lot.

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Proverbs 1:5)