Tag Archives: Deep Listening

Listening to Understand

David Augsburger writes a wonderful little book titled, “Caring Enough to Confront.”  We don’t always put these two words together, but Augsburger recognizes the paradox of love: it is caring and it is confronting. Augsburger offers this simple poem to illustrates the … Continue reading

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More on the Story of your Life

This excerpt from John O’Donohues book, “Eternal Echoes” is meant to be a companion to the “Practicum of a Soul Friend.”  It is meant as a deeper contemplation on the story of your life: Regardless of how you look back … Continue reading

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Practicum of a Soul Friend

Practicum of a Soul Friend: a practical guide This is an exercise to explore what it means to be a soul friend by sharing personal history in confidence and prayer. Each person is take turns in the role as listener … Continue reading

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The Power of Listening

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David Augsburger “Before one can love,” Eric Fromm noted, “one must be able to listen” (a subject he treats at length in The Art … Continue reading

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