These Ears Are Made for Listenin’

These Ears Are Made for Listenin’

donkey listening to guitar
Natalia and donkey Cometa Libera Photo: Deea Wolf www.nomaddeea.com

What makes a good listener? Empathy? Understanding? Making eye contact? Giving great advice?

According to many communication experts, the best listeners are those with the ability to just be quiet, not interrupt and concentrate fully on what someone is saying without getting distracted.

Donkeys are famous for their calm and steady nature and reluctance to do anything in a hurry. Anyone who spends time with donkeys will tell you what good listeners they are. From the knowing in those deep, brown eyes to the slow turning of those big, beautiful ears to face you. Read more