Listening is a skill and like any other physical talent, it can be trained. The human mind has a connection with all features of the body, so if we wish to improve a particular sense, we simply need to think of it.
Try tuning into your hearing – this is best practiced when in a healthy environment such as a park or natural setting. Can you listen more carefully and notice what you hear? We direct the body’s intelligence into its structures when we focus in this way – you will find that your ability to listen seems sharper, even after a few attempts.
A deeper practice involves sensing what happens in the middle of the chest as you take in information through the ears. The heart area is very important in relationships and you will ‘hear’ people – understand what they are saying – more clearly if you let the quality of their statements sink in.