I am not saying that people do not have trouble hearing, but most people lack the focus of listening. Their minds keep wandering and they don’t pay attention while the other person is speaking. For those people you have to keep on repeating yourself. We only pay attention to things we enjoy, like gossiping about someone else. When you develop the focus of listening you will not have trouble in understanding different accents, or those who speak softly, or even those who speak very fast. The development of this awareness will make you see, hear, and smell everything around you. You will never miss a thing. The benefit of this is you will never miss a chance of learning something new. This will, one day, enable you to hear the sweet, melodious voice of the Lord within you. This way you will not make Him repeat the guidance He is giving you. — Satish Daryanani

Bronze sculpture of a man listening