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 things or articulate our ideas multiple times, fearing that the other person is not listening. Can you say what you have to say, just once?
Spiritual Practice

One day listen to an entire song … just listen. Often, we sing along or daydream. See if you can simply listen to the song, the nuances, the instruments, the voice …

 

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