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Monday, June 11, 2012

The Art Of Listening Isn't Hard To Master

'The Art of Listening Isn't Hard To Master'

"Try to listen without the screen of prejudice, without comparison with others, without resistance. Do not make a tremendous effort; listen as you would listen to the water that is flowing by; then sound conveys its own meaning, which is deeper and more lasting than intellectual comprehension. In such listening, there is great delight, like listening to a poem, a song or the movement of a tree. It should be listening freely, easily and silently, without strain; with a spontaneous flow of understanding; from love; in full communion with the speaker; listening as though we have never heard him before. Listening in this way is 'exposing yourself' to what is being said by the speaker, in which the self is completely absent."

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