We can not hear when we are thinking!

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Mindfulness practice contains a large listening component.
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We focus on the breath intently, accept, let go and then, listen.
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We listen to our inner world, our world of intuition, not thought or cognitive gyrations.
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To listen seems simple, to hear is truly difficult.
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We must let go of the bias, the worry, the doubt, the anger, the resentment and the fear.
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We can not hear with these loud distractions.
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We need to practice listening to small mundane things at first.
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Mindfulness and listening are an accumulative, daily practice.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. I have learned a practice recently that has helped me with this. When I am listening to sometime, I often say to myself ‘I’m not listening’ straight up. Only by acknowledging that I am not listening or that I am listening to respond, can I have a chance at truly listening. I feel like it has made a lot of difference in my ability to mindfully listen to someone.

  2. Awareness is always first.

    Excellent

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