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The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice

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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.

Inspiring text and contemplative artwork combine to communicate the three essential qualities of deep listening silence, reflection and prese
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Skylight Paths Publishing
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Marsha Witt
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book. It teaches listening with true intent. The artwork is lovely. I'll read the passages in this book over and over for guidance.
Tony Rogers  Jr.
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Great book. I pulled this passage from p11

“Perhaps one of the most precious and powerful gifts we can give another person is to really listen to them, to listen with quiet, fascinated attention, with our whole being, fully present. This sounds simple, but if we are honest with ourselves, we do not often listen to each other so completely.
Listening is a creative force. Something quite wonderful occurs when we are listened to fully. We expand, ideas come to life and we remember who we are....the w
Christine Hiester
Lovely little reflections on listening. Not much new information for me but definitely worth reading. The artwork in each chapter is wonderful, almost like a mandala coloring book within the listening context. More like a 3.5 star book for me.
Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever been involved in a conversation where you really felt heard? Where you felt that the individual you were talking to actually understood what you were trying to say? Where you didn't feel the least bit judged, belittled, or ignored? Sounds a bit like a dream doesn't it?

Sometimes it seems like most conversations are a waste of precious time. Trying to fill in the uncomfortable silence with small talk seems to be a pastime for many of us. Then, when we actually have a real conversati
Judy Moses
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Easy to read in small installments. Nothing really new here, but good, succinct reminders.
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Some definite gems, but too much repetition.
Mar 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Not as good as I remembered... Maybe I bought the wrong one?
Aug 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
of course I still have a hard time slowing down long enough to listen but I am trying
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