On Listening

“If we are to live in harmony with ourselves and with nature,” he wrote in his excellent and timely treatise on the paradox of communication“we need to be able to communicate freely in a creative movement in which no one permanently holds to or otherwise defends his own ideas.”
– David Bohm

“Listening is an art like the understanding of poetry”
– Erich Fromm

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen

Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash

 

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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