Resources

Resources

Resources

International Day of Listening, September 19, 2019

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Free Listening  Project

“Born on the streets of Los Angeles, California, Urban Confessional began as a community of actors determined to challenge the status quo. Every week, they stood on street corners in LA with signs that read “Free Listening” and opened their hearts to anyone who needed to laugh, cry, scream, or chat. Over the years, the community has grown to include people from all walks of life across 6 continents, 50 countries, and 40 states. Click here to find out more about the guy who started it.”     https://urbanconfessional.org/#listen-partner

Global Listening Center

All around the world the need to listen is a recognized priority; visit this site for any number of discussions that look for practical ways to realize the transformation promised in listening.   http://www.globallisteningcentre.org/

Avi Kluger

Avi Kluger discusses frankly the importance of honoring one’s own emotions in order to honor the emotions of another as we listen. https://youtu.be/SFJhpq1z11Y

Linda Eve Diamond

Linda Eve Diamond’s website Listeners Unite has very practical information for those interested in listening http://www.listenersunite.com/

Mark Nepo

One of my favorite reads that I’ve used in recent listening workshops is Mark Nepo’s “Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred.”  It is very personal and easy to read with journal exercises that help readers get at their listening issues.  I highly recommend this for anyone interested in the numerous ways we come to listening events.  http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Thousand-Ways-Listen-Staying/dp/1451674686/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452819831&sr=1-1&keywords=7000+ways+to+listen

Diane Millis

Diane Millis’ book “Conversation the Sacred Art: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction” comes highly recommended; it is a helpful resource for those interested in increasing their capacity to listen deeply; Millis’ work draws on numerous spiritual traditions.  http://www.amazon.com/ConversationThe-Sacred-Art-Practicing-Distraction/dp/1594734747/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452819726&sr=1-1&keywords=conversation+the+sacred+art

"We empty of their humanity those to whom we deny speech."

-George Steiner

"God is the listener inside all of us."

-Me

"Narcissism is the antithesis of listening."

- Patrick Cronin