Tag Archives: Deep Listening

Silent Listening, Listen Silently

In The Need to be Listened To – I was struck by the lyric that captured prayer at its most primal: Anyone, please send me anyone Oh, Lord, is there anyone? I need someone Parker J. Palmer speaks to this … Continue reading

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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: 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 From “Caring Enough to Hear and be Heard.“ “Before one can love,” Eric Fromm noted, “one must be able to listen” … Continue reading

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