We spend more time composing our responses than actually listening when talking to someone else. When our attention is completely consumed by other thoughts, we miss out on the richness of what is unfolding at the moment. This Valentine's week, let's try to really be present with another person's words and experience. Listening with an open heart is one of the richest gifts we can give. - Ameeta
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Editor's Note: We spend more time composing our responses than actually listening when talking to someone else. When our attention is completely consumed by other thoughts, we miss out on the richness of what is unfolding at the moment. This Valentine's week, let's try to really be present with another person's words and experience. Listening with an open heart is one of the richest gifts we can give. - Ameeta
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