Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening by Kay Lindhal
A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life--The Listening Center Workshop

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Poor listening leads to misunderstandings and lost opportunities.
Learning to listen well requires spiritual practice.

It happens at work and at home, with strangers and close friends, in heated debates and in quiet conversations—you hear someone speaking, but often you don’t truly listen.

Kay Lindahl’s highly respected workshops are attended by people from a broad range of backgrounds. Her first book, The Sacred Art of Listening, has been published to acclaim in North America, Europe, and Asia. Now she offers practical, easy-to-follow advice and exercises to enhance your capacity to listen in a spirit-filled way. Using examples from her own life and her work as a teacher of the sacred art of listening, Lindahl explores the nature and use of silence, reflection, and divine presence as foundational qualities of listening and shows you how you can apply these in your everyday life.

This valuable workshop-in-a-book examines the varied ways we are called to deep listening, including:

• Contemplative listening

• Reflective listening

• Heart listening

• Listening in groups

• Listening in conversations … and more

You will find yourself inspired to discover how different your conversations will be when you stop just talking and start really listening.
 

About Kay Lindhal

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Kay Lindahl is the author of The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice (already published in the U.K. and soon to be published in Mexico, India, and Germany) and is the founder of The Listening Center in Laguna Niguel, California. For the past six years she has been teaching the sacred art of listening to a variety of groups, from religious and spiritual professionals to hospital workers to customer service departments all over the world.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by SkyLight Paths Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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This is a companion volume to Lindahl's first book, The Sacred Art of Listening, which provided 40 short, distinct entry points into the realm of real listening.

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