Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening: A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life

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Poor listening leads to misunderstandings and lost opportunities. Learning to listen well requires spiritual practice.

It happens at work and at home, with strangers and close friends, in heated debates and in quiet conversations—you hear someone speaking, but often you don't truly listen.

Kay Lindahl’s highly respected workshops are attended by people from a broad range of backgrounds. Her first book, The Sacred Art of Listening, has been ...

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Overview

Poor listening leads to misunderstandings and lost opportunities. Learning to listen well requires spiritual practice.

It happens at work and at home, with strangers and close friends, in heated debates and in quiet conversations—you hear someone speaking, but often you don't truly listen.

Kay Lindahl’s highly respected workshops are attended by people from a broad range of backgrounds. Her first book, The Sacred Art of Listening, has been published to acclaim in North America, Europe and Asia. Now she offers practical, easy-to-follow advice and exercises to enhance your capacity to listen in a spirit-filled way. Using examples from her own life and her work as a teacher of the sacred art of listening, Lindahl explores the nature and use of silence, reflection and divine presence as foundational qualities of listening and shows you how you can apply these in your everyday life.

This valuable workshop-in-a-book examines the varied ways we are called to deep listening, including:

  • Contemplative listening
  • Reflective listening
  • Heart listening
  • Listening in groups
  • Listening in conversations … and more

You will find yourself inspired to discover how different your conversations will be when you stop just talking and start really listening.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893361850
  • Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Art of Spiritual Living Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 155
  • Sales rank: 813,513
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Kay Lindahl, the founder of The Listening Center in Long Beach, California, is author of How Does God Listen?; Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening: A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life; and The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice. She is co-editor of Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power.

Kay Lindahl is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Sacred Art of Listening
  • The Power of Listening
  • The Transforming Nature of Listening
  • The Lost Art of Listening
  • Is Anybody Listening?
  • The Importance of Listening for Health Care Professionals

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1. What Is Listening? 1
2. Contemplative Listening 13
3. Reflective Listening 29
4. Heart Listening 43
5. Opening Space for Listening 59
6. The Impact of Listening 71
7. Listening in Groups 79
8. Listening in Conversations 89
9. Daily Practices 99
10. Frequently Asked Questions 111

Appendices
I Guidelines for Practicing Centering Prayer 125
II Listening Stick Exercise 127
III Principles of Dialogue 131
IV Interfaith Café 134

Notes 143
Selected Readings 147
Websites to Explore 152
Acknowledgments 153

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