Today, take time to read Erich Fromm on the Art of listening. (click to view the book via Google books) The visual above shows his rules for the art of listening. Choose one or two conversations today and apply his rules. Notice how it impact your relationship and importantly how the art of listening to another in this way can bring you to your inner still point and quiet the monkey mind. If you want to read more reflections and complementary readings on Fromm and his ideas, follow up on Brain Pickings.