Video: Compassionate Listening

Yes, yes, yes. This video, yet another from Super Soul Sunday and again from Thich Nhat Hanh, explains active listening with the intention of being compassionate. Having experienced others compassionately listening to me, I know the value and spiritually uplifting quality of being heard without judgement or correction. As someone who imperfectly reciprocates, I also know the struggle to listen with compassion when I don’t agree. I love Thich Nhat Hanh’s way of framing the practice, especially the clarity that step 1 is listen and step 2 is to comment or correct at a later time.


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