Words are fascinating! Both the entomology (their origins) and the words contained within a word.
Take the word HEART- it not only contains the word ART but also the word EAR and HEAR.
Listening deeply, with our full presence and attention is an art, a sacred art that contains unlimited possibilities for connecting to our heart’s knowing and our innate well-being.
There are so many different ways we can learn to deeply listen, all of which involve a slowing down of our being.
This slowing down actually has a deeply calming, unifying effect on our entire system. Just a few minutes of deep listening can have profound effects.
We are continually (hopefully!) developing our capacity to listen, not just to others but to ourselves. When we listen from a place of presence, our inner wisdom is called forth to guide us on the next step on our journey. Such a simple and profound practice!
Partner Yoga is a powerful practice ground for listening. We learn to communicate directly, without words.
Sitting back-to-back with someone is a simple heart-connected exchange of presence that is real and honest in ways that words sometimes are not. Try sitting back to back today with a friend or lover, simply listening. Then take turns sharing your experience. Remember to stay connected to your own being while listening to your partner.