The 5 Laws of Listening

Rachel Beohm
5 min readMay 28, 2024

If your listening is effortless, you’re doing it wrong.

You probably take listening for granted. To many, it doesn’t even seem like a skill — it’s something that just happens without even trying: Noises come out of a mouth in recognizable patterns and splash into your ears. But letting words wash over you isn’t active listening. That’s just hearing.

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Rachel Beohm

Exploring relationship skills, communication (especially nonverbal), and how to live a full life. Promoter of kindness, gratitude, and joy.