Friday, July 17, 2009

Listen Deeply

Listening Deeply feels like a bottomless practice opportunity. In how much of our lives do we actually listen? Experiment with the following exercise.

When you call to mind Listen Deeply, let it be a call to awaken more fully into the moment. That is, step into mindfulness with particular attention to what is being said. As you listen, mindfulness is alert with a question something like, "What is happening now?" The ears are attuned, but the heart, too, is open. You are listening to a fellow human being. Listen with kindness. Let the words, the stories, touch a compassionate heart. So we see that Listen Deeply is a reminder to allow ourselves to notice fully and be touched by the experience of another.

GK p. 150

Suggested Reading: Listen Deeply, Chapter 14

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