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Old 01-21-2011, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FreshGenetics View Post


There is an art of listening. To be able really to listen, one should abandon
or put aside all prejudices, pre-formulations and daily activities. When you
are in a receptive state of mind, things can be easily understood; you are
listening when your real attention is given to something. But unfortunately
most of us listen through a screen of resistance. We are screened with
prejudices, whether religious or spiritual, psychological or scientific; or with
our daily worries, desires and fears. And with these for a screen, we listen.
Therefor, we listen really to our own noise, to our own sound, not to what
is being said. It is extremely difficult to put aside our training, our prejudices,
our inclination, our resistance, and, reaching beyond the verbal expression,
to listen so that we understand instantaneously. That is going to be one
of our difficulties.

-J. Krishnamurti
So much truth in this paragraph it makes me smile. Thanks for posting FG, there lies infinite wisdom in these words.

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