Listening

Our Music: Listen To The Soul Of The Music

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood What do you hear when you listen to music? It is a very different experience to sit back and listen to music than it is to be actively involved in making it. Can you hear the musician’s breath, the sound of their body in relation to their instrument?…

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Families Growing Together: What Does The Voice of Your Family Say?

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Have you experienced that inner voice? Perhaps you hear your mother’s voice in the back of your head saying, “That is a TERRIBLE idea!” Others might hear a positive voice enthusing, “You Got This!” We’ve all heard those voices. We know their helpful spirit or their hindering negativity.…

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Listening: Spiritual Activities

Spiritual Exercise Can you listen to another person for five minutes? Can you do it without nodding or saying yes? Can you do it without “making up” what you will say when they are finished? Can you have nothing to say, along with a capacity to listen? Can you say something once? Often we say…

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Listening: Inspirational Quotations

“There is a voice that does not use words. Listen.” – Rumi “So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti “Just remaining quietly…

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Listening: Movie Resources

The King’s Speech   (2010) with   Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter This is the story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Field of Dreams   (1989) with   Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta An Iowa corn farmer,…

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Listening: Web Resources

The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds by Meklit Hadero, 20 minute video on TED Using examples from birdsong, the natural lilt of emphatic language and even a cooking pan lid, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero shows how the everyday soundscape, even silence, makes music. http://tinyurl.com/ nvm5y8f Listening to Shame by Brene Brown, 20 minute video on TED Shame…

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