Spiritual Life and Listening

Listening to the Holy, listening to others and listening to ourselves are all vital to the spiritual life and journey. And to be able to truly listen in all these places requires both courage and vulnerability, for deep listening can both move and change us. Br David Steindl-Rats reminds us that 'Without silence there can be no listening.' As I explore in 'Silent Mind, Holy Mind,' silence is the space in which words are heard. The Hebrew sage Solomon ibn Gabiol also says, 'The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second stage is listening.' You do not hear silence, but it is that by which you do hear. When our interior silence can actually feel and value the silence that surrounds everything

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