Today i want to talk about speaking your heart to someone whether it be your spouse, child, friend, co-worker, parent. Have you ever felt like you just weren’t being heard. Every word is always taken out of context and no issue is ever resolved; you leave a conversation feeling more frustrated. There are some people who only hear what they want to hear. It is; however; extremely hard on the people who are trying to communicate with them. People who hear only what they want to hear usually miss the point, misinterpret the meaning and are not above making up things that make them feel more comfortable with what is said and who is saying it. When challenged about the interpretation of what is said, people who hear what they want to hear will get mad or upset about the things they heard that were never spoken.
People who hear what they want to hear can feel accused, degraded, or criticized regardless of what is said. They are extremely defensive, which makes it difficult to talk to them, even about important things. People who hear what they want to hear know how things should be said, but even when they are, they can’t seem to hear them.
People who hear what they want to hear are mind readers and body language experts! They supposedly can read meanings into speakers tones of voice and never hear the true heart of the matter.
In the past; you may have been a person who hears what you want to hear rather than what is truly being said. Just for today, practice not adding meanings or diminishing the value of what is said to you based on who is saying it. Hear the truth of what is being said and try not to give the truth your own meaning. I hope this will help someone in a relationship. Its very sad when relationships suffer over miscomunication and misunderstandings. We are too blessed to be stressed!