Thursday, October 20, 2011

Simply Allow

People to Speak Without Interruption

A L O H A !

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" Shoulder the sky, my lad,
and drink your ale. "
A. E. Housman

" Nowadays most men lead lives
of noisy desperation. "

James Thurber

" Now all my teachers are dead
except silence. " 

W.S. Merwin

" Silence
is the true friend
that never betrays. "


 " An inability to stay quiet
is one of the most conspicuous failings
of mankind. "

Walter Bagehot

" Silence is a source of great strength. "

Lao Tzu

" Listening is not 
waiting to talk. "

Scott Ginsberg

" Every person in this life
has something to teach me—
and as soon as I accept that,
I open myself to truly listening. "

 Catherine Doucette

" Deep listening, compassionate listening
is not listening with the purpose of analyzing
or even uncovering what has happened in the past.

You listen first of all
in order to give the other person relief,
a chance to speak out,
to feel that someone finally understands him or her.

Deep listening is the kind of listening
that helps us to keep
compassion alive
while the other speaks…

During this time you have in mind only one idea,
one desire: 
to listen
in order to give the other person
the chance to speak out
and suffer less. 

This is your only purpose.
Other things like analyzing,
understanding the past,
can be a by-produce of this work.

But first of all
listen with compassion. "

Thich Nhat Hanh


" The most basic of all human needs 
is the need to understand
and be understood.
 The best way to understand people 
is to listen to them. "

Ralph Nichols

" To truly listen
is to risk being changed
forever. "

Sakej Henderson



" An enemy is a person
whose story we have not heard. "

Gene Knudsen Hoffman

" Wisdom is the reward
you get
for a lifetime of listening
when you’d have preferred to talk. "

Doug Larson

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