Good Sunday Morning, Friends! My Soul Intention: Listening is the language of love. A baby as small as 8 weeks tries to mimic what they hear their parents say. They’ll follow the parent’s movement and try with everything they’ve got to respond because they want to engage and connect. Your need for connection never goes away, nor does your need for love. Loneliness kills, and studies support the fact that you’re more than twice as likely to die prematurely if you’re lonely. The aspect of loneliness that is most detrimental is that of having no one who cares listen to you. Social media has made loneliness worse because many people are posting and talking, but no one cares or listens. There is no conflict or relationship that cannot be healed with listening. You don’t need a high IQ, EQ or XQ to be a good listener…you just need to be engaged, silent and compassionate.