Friday, May 13, 2016

Generous Listening

"Generous listening is powered by curiosity, a virtue we can invite and nurture in ourselves to render it instinctive. It involves a kind of vulnerability - a willingness to be surprised, to let go of assumptions and take in ambiguity. The listener wants to understand the humanity behind the words of the other, and patiently summons one's own best self and one's own best words and questions."

Generous listening in fact yields better questions."

Krista Tippett, 'Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living'

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