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A Little Book of Listening Skills by Jennifer Austin Leigh, Mark Brady

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By Jennifer Austin Leigh, Mark Brady

A bit ebook of Listening Skills:52 crucial practices for profoundly loving your self and people is a booklet that teaches readers find out how to hear with ears and hearts and to rework their lives and the lives of others.

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Enjoy the process of learning. 36 26. Develop “second attention at the edge” Growth and learning takes place in very much the same way that it does in grass and flowers and trees – right at the edges where the old makes room for the new. In flowers, we observe the tiny openings of buds in springtime displaying the first flash of colour. In tree leaves and grasses, we can easily see the darker green as it stands in sharp contrast to the new brighter green. Similarly, we can notice such growing hints and contrast between the old and the emerging new in people.

I wheeled to my left; the drunk man to his right. We both stared down at this little Japanese man. He must have been well into his seventies, this tiny gentleman, sitting there immaculate in his kimono. He took no notice of me, but beamed delightedly at the labourer, as though he had a most important, most welcome secret to share. “C’mere,” the old man said in an easy vernacular, beckoning to the drunk. ” He waved his hand lightly. The big man followed, as if on a string. ” The drunk now had his back to me.

Repeated occurrences of this type of stress are unhealthy. How then, can we listen to what is difficult to hear, without too much wear and tear on us? Skilful listeners listen with a “soft belly”. Dr. Fred Luskin, author of Forgive for Good, teaches the “positive emotion refocusing technique” as a way to calm down the physical response to anger and frustration. When you feel yourself getting upset in a conversation, breath in a few deep, slow breaths all the way down into your belly enough to push it out.

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