Whether you work in sales, customer service, or desire closer, more intimate relationships; mastering the art of listening is so powerful that it can completely transform one’s life for the better and ways that are unmeasurable. This magic happens the instant one has truly focused their ‘entire attention‘ to listening and ‘hearing solely‘ what the other person is saying.
A Wholly Different Way of Living: San Diego, California 1974
22nd February 1974 10th Conversation with Dr. Allan W. Anderson
The Art of Listening
“What is important is my act of listening. And that act of listening has brought about a miracle of complete freedom from all your statements – whether true, false, real – my mind is completely attentive. Attention means no border. The moment I have a border I begin to fight you – agree, disagree. The moment attention has a frontier then concepts arise. But if I listen to you completely without a single interference of thought or ideation or mentation, just listen to that, the miracle has taken place. Which is my total attention absolves me, my mind, from all the statement. Therefore my mind is extraordinarily free to act.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
Full Transcript: http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/…
A wise old owl lived in an oak,
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
– unknown author
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