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Use Questions to Connect February 26, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Mindfulness, People.
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When was the last time you had a truly memorable conversation?

One when you connected with someone else as a result of the thoughts, hopes, and dreams you were sharing?

If it’s been awhile since your conversations stepped outside the boundaries of current events, sports, or the weather, consider asking a few “leading” questions the next time you get together ~ questions designed to deepen your understanding of each other’s journey through life.

Here are a few conversation starters to consider:

* What have you always wanted to do that you have never done? 

* What do you wish you could do over ~ either to experience the same sensations again . . . or to get it right?

* What is the most wonderful experience that you have ever had?

* Which of your accomplishments gives you the most satisfaction?

* For which of your senses are you the most grateful? And why?

* What are the three most significant events of your life? 

But don’t just ask the questions . . . listen, really listen, to the answers.

When you listen, truly listen, the horizons of your world expand.

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