Listening and BS (Blame and Shame)

For the past four Sundays this December I have been attending Advent services at at local Boise Anglican congregation, where I have participated in the Eucharist meal, after several years abstaining, returning to again partake in communion.   Something of an...

Being Listening and Transcending Will

I wonder about the capacity for openness and intimacy when listening.  Though I’ve defined listening as the desire to be intimately present to the meaning of another, I readily admit this seems a rare occurrence.  A significant factor is the impediment of will, i.e.,...

Asleep and Listening — Rumi

Try listening to another in a way that Rumi describes below — see if indeed their meanings essences are unleashed — as Bachelard reminds us “An ear that is intent is trying to see.” “Day before yesterday, fire whispered to the fragrant smoke, Aloes wood loves me,...