Use full attention to create powerful connections with others.
As you look at them or listen to them, there is an alert stillness, and that’s enough for something more real to emerge than the roles we play. You become more real, and when that dimension emerges from within you, it also draws that dimension and realness out of the other person, which allows a very powerful connection to occur.
- Whenever you meet anyone, no matter how briefly (the parking attendant, the supermarket cashier, a fellow commuter), give them your absolute full attention.
A moment of attention—just a few seconds—is enough.