Expressing Peace. Listening. 71.

We’re familiar with peaceful listening: soothing music, ocean waves, birdsong. Listening itself– the art and science of listening, regardless of what’s heard — brings peace. Mom often said, “You hear me, but you’re not listening to me.” She distinguished between my ears automatically receiving sounds and my mind not paying attention to what I heard, […]

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Expressing Peace. Silence. 66.

Usually when we begin to pray or meditate, we invite ourselves to silence. That probably means we silence what we can: our spoken voice, the little voice in our mind, the physical distractions that we have the power to turn off. Only those things. Certainly we cannot control the ever-increasing barrage of sounds in the […]

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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