LISTENING: An Acrostic

Julian Treasure on Ted.com on listening:

http://www.wimp.com/listenbetter/


Laudable is he who can listen with full attention.

Intrinsic is the need to connect with one another;

Sit in considerate silence when each other speaks.

Take the time to pay heed to surrounding sounds,

Engaging in active concentration and awareness while

Nurturing yourself in practicing absorbed interest.

Indulge in the meditation of the resonance that IS,

Nourishing mindfulness that supports your being and

Garners conscious discernment along the way.

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  1. BEST acrostic ever. Really rang true.

    To consciously absorb another’s thoughts and feelings does nurture one’s own soul.

    Very lovely.

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  2. Wow–that’s a generous compliment, Jannie, thank you.

    I’m glad this rang true with you.

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  3. That sums it up perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. A good listener is very rare. i am a good reader but when listening i often lose connection.

    amazing poem, acrostics are just not my pot of soup.

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  5. Very clever–not forced. That’s difficult to do!

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  6. YES! “Active” listening at it’s best. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like acrostics, but agree that it’s hard to create them so they don’t sound forced. You did a wonderful job with this!!

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  7. Androgoth

     /  September 19, 2011

    This poem is a very sweetly written one and I definitely like it, indeed you have a lovely flowing style that shines my friend and thank you for sharing this delightful offering ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth Xx

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  8. Anonymous

     /  October 30, 2015

    lovely

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