Hearing

“We do not listen. There are too many noises about us; inside us, there is too much talk, too much questioning, too much demanding, too many urges, compulsions. We have so many things and we never listen to any one of them completely, totally, to the very end. And if you would kindly so listen, you will see that, in spite of yourself… the perception of what is true, comes into being.” J. Krishnamurti, Bombay, 1st March 1964

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

I now understand what Nelle Morton meant when she said that one of the great tasks in our time is to“hear people to speech.” Behind their fearful silence, our students want to find their voices, speak their voices, have their voices heard. A good teacher is one who can listen to those voices even before they are spoken—so that someday they can speak with truth and confidence. ~ Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach

‎”‘I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again.’ I still believe this. I still believe that if we turn to one another, if we begin talking with each other – especially with those we call stranger or enemy – then this world can reverse its darkening direction and change for the good.” (Margaret Wheatley)

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
Fran Lebowitz

Listening for Unheard Voices:  https://ronirvine.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/listening-for-unheard-voices/

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