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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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