Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Deep Listening involves listening, from a deep, receptive, and caring place in oneself, to deeper and often subtler levels of meaning and intention in the other person. It is listening that is generous, empathic, supportive, accurate, and trusting.

Deep Listening is an ongoing practice of suspending self-oriented, reactive thinking and opening one’s awareness to the unknown and unexpected.

Deep listening is a way of being in the world that is sensitive to all facets of our experience – external, internal, and contextual. It involves listening to parts we frequently are deaf to, attending to subtleties of the three realms of experience: “body, speech and mind.”

(from: “Deep Listening” , by Davis Rome and Hope Martin in the Shambhala magazine.)


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Last Saturday in our “Necklaces & Ties Meeting”, we worked on communication.

We focused on how to get a message through without causing no harm. ( from the book “Healing Without Freud or Prozac”, by Dr. David  Servan- Schreiber.

Six points to take into account:


Time & Place

Amicable Approach

Objective Behaviour





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After having been developing and working for more than two years on new and more creative ways to improve our lives, health, and spirituality, accompanied by a great variety of books and authors, it’s a new challenge to have started 2010 reading an article on “Writing and Health” by James W. Pennebaker. Here’s part of it:

“Considering that language is the foundation of the human communication and the filter through which we understand and learn about ourselves, the world, and others, it is no huge surprise that the use of words is strongly connected to our daily thoughts, emotions, and behavior. This research strongly suggests to me that including meaningful emotional content for some part of journal writing may improve health as well as enhance general well-being.” 

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We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who’s right and who’s wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don’t like about our associates or our society. It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others. Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground.

Pema Chodron : Gaia Explorer

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