The Sacred Art of Listening by Kay Lindahl
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.

"Learning how to listen to and speak with each other are essential skills for creating relationships that lead to mutual respect, dialogue, understanding, and peace. As I explore a spiritual approach to listening, my understanding of what it actually means to listen continues to expand. Listening encompasses much more than words. Listening is a way of being in the world. These reflections speak from that voice." —from Part One

Inspiring text and contemplative artwork combine to communicate the three essential qualities of deep listening—silence, reflection, and presence. They demonstrate that the key to healthy relationships and spiritual transformation can be as basic as practicing the art of listening.

You will learn how to:

--Speak clearly from the heart

--Communicate with courage and compassion

--Heighten your awareness and sensitivity to opportunities for deep listening

Enhance your ability to listen to people with different belief systems

 

About Kay Lindahl

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Kay Lindahl is the founder of The Listening Center in Laguna Niguel, California. Her latest book is Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening.
 
Published December 1, 2001 by SkyLight Paths. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Self Help. 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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Lindahl, the founder of the Listening Center in Laguna Niguel, Calif., summons us back to "the possibility of Listening as a key to peace in the world."

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In her first book, The Sacred Art of Listening (a Spirituality & Health Book Award recipient in 2003), Kay Lindahl pointed out that most of us don't really know how to listen.

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She closes with nine guidelines for listening to others, which include suspending assumptions, listening for understanding, not to agree with or believe, asking clarifying or open-ended questions, and honoring silence and time for reflection.

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