Book Title: Sacred Listening: Further Teachings for Deepening Practice (The Tao of Listening Trilogy) (Volume 3)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Mark Brady
Being deeply listened to makes us real. Much like Margery Williams’ Skin Horse in the children’s classic, The Velveteen Rabbit, having someone deeply and truly understand and accept us naked and exposed underneath all the masks and public personas allows us to have the truth of our experience accurately reflected back to us. We increasingly become more and more of who we really are. But being listened to requires someone to do the listening, someone to bear witness to our deepest being. There is no “being listened to” without a listener, and inevitably both listener and speaker are beneficially changed in the process.