Deep Listening by Thich Nhat Hanh

March 31, 2010 at 11:37 am 1 comment

I am a big fan of O! Magazine.  I think it is a great reflection of positive life, mind, body and soul.  There are many contributors that help to create this goal.  It is odd, I am not as much a fan of her show. I more prefer Ellen DeGeneres.  She makes me I laugh a lot, it’s full of happiness, light, energy, and joy.

In the March O! magazine, Oprah interviewed Thich Nhat  Hanh and found this reply to one of her questions about deep listening interesting.

Nhat Hanh: Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart. Even if he says things that are full of wrong perceptions, full of bitterness, you are still capable of continuing to listen with compassion. Because you know that listening like that, you give that person a chance to suffer less. If you want to help him to correct his perception, you wait for another time. For now, you don’t interrupt. You don’t argue. If you do, he loses his chance. You just listen with compassion and help him to suffer less. One hour like that can bring transformation and healing.

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