Everyone knew this was a time of deep listening, which is one of the guiding principles of peacemaking. Listening deeply with a quiet mind allows you to be open, connect to the person speaking, and look for understanding. This type of respectful communication is sorely missing in our media driven world filled with battling for attention, talking over others, or interrupting to insert an opinion. The energetic of this form of communication is ego driven. Instead of hearing what the other is really saying, we spend our time waiting for the split second of pause so we can give our reaction. We’re so busy stewing over what we’ll say next, we aren’t even listening to what the other person is saying. True deep listening is more than just being silent. It’s about holding the energy open for all possibilities in the conversation. When we stop listening, we literally build a wall between us and the other which doesn’t allow for true expression to come through. Deep listening requires all of our senses. What am I feeling, seeing, smelling, or touching? What is my body listening to? What is my soul listening to? Deep listening includes holding our initial reaction and allowing time to respond from our heart instead of our ego.
Posted by The Mystics Oracle at 2023-06-22 22:42:06 UTC