deep listening

in all of us

Who listens to you?

Who do you listen to?

It’s a gift given to us and which we give to others.

It’s astonishing what can be mined from deep within us towards expression: through intentional silence, questioning, exploring, experiences, and imagining – it’s all listening.  It’s listening which seeks to enable flourishing.  It’s definitely not judgemental or criticising.

Whilst this kind of deep listening comes easier to some than others, it’s a skill we can all learn, enabling us to attend to what is and avoid the distractions.

‘Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”*

(*Simone Weil, quoted in Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way.)

 

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