Story connects us to each other. Our shared values and experiences are what we use to understand each other. But to connect, we must embrace the art of listening — deep listening. This practice is done with an open mind and an open heart. It turns listening into an experience. When we share our stories and listen to others, we create connections that lead us towards more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. – Brene Brown