Chapter 3 Excerpt

Hearing with the Ear in Your hEARt

“So be sure to pay attention to what you hear. To those who are open to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But to those who are not listening, even what they think they have will be taken away from them.”

Luke 8:18

As success coaches, we have found, when developing a business, there are usually two things at the root of all successes or failures and they are communication and planning. We’re not going to be talking about planning in this particular conversation. What we’re focusing on is one of the elements of communication, which is listening. We want to share with you this topic of sound principles with regard to the concept of hearing and understanding with your heart versus merely listening with your ears. You’re not only listening, but listening in a way that you can actually hear—a way that will help with the understanding of the words being communicated. You have to stop and think about what’s being communicated and what isn’t being said and what the nature of the words are in context to the conversation. In order to do this effectively, you have to actively use all three of your ears. Notice above that a little clue was given as to where your third ear is. We’re all given two ears that are attached to the sides of our head, one on the left side and the other on the right side. I’m not talking about listening with these ears, but really hearing with your third ear. If you look at the word heart, the first four letters are h–e–a–r, the word hear, which I find very interesting. I’m not sure if that’s a coincidence or not. Then, if you look at what’s at the center of word heart, there are the three letters e–a–r. There you will find your third ear.