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- The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating A Spiritual Practice
The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating A Spiritual Practice
Hearing and listening are two different things. Learning to listen—really listen—requires sacred practice.
The Sacred Art of Listening guides you through forty practices of deep listening—to our Source, to ourselves, and to each other.
"Learning how to listen to and speak with each other are essential skills for creating relationships that lead to mutual respect, dialogue, understanding, and peace. As I explore a spiritual approach to listening, my understanding of what it actually means to listen continues to expand. Listening encompasses much more than words. Listening is a way of being in the world. These reflections speak from that voice." —from Part One
Inspiring text and contemplative artwork combine to communicate the three essential qualities of deep listening—silence, reflection, and presence. They demonstrate that the key to healthy relationships and spiritual transformation can be as basic as practicing the art of listening.
You will learn how to:
--Speak clearly from the heart
--Communicate with courage and compassion
--Heighten your awareness and sensitivity to opportunities for deep listening
Enhance your ability to listen to people with different belief systems