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Listen from genuine curiosity, welcoming the expression of thoughts, opinions, and especially feelings. When we listen with our whole selves to more than the words, people feel heard and their energy moves into new channels, naturally weaving connection.



The Chinese ideogram for 'listening' ...

The Chinese ideogram for 'listening' ( includes five embedded meanings: 

Ear = What you use to listen   (hear)

King = Pay attention as if the other person were king (obey)

Ten and Eye = Be observant as if you had ten eyes (heed)

One = Listen with individual attention (attend to)

Heart = Listen also with your heart (in addition to ear and eye) (hearken)