The Power of Listening

Thursday, March 7, 2019
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"Research on listening indicates that we spend about 80% of our waking hours communicating...

About 75 percent of that time we are forgetful, pre-occupied, or not paying attention."

 ~ Kay Lindahl ~

In Student Open Circles, young adults are learning to listen. For many, it starts with tuning into their own questions and longings. Giving kindness and attention to their inner struggles and growth helps them to be more attentive and caring towards others. As Shantal describes, hearing people is not the same as listening to them. For Marisa, learning how to listen to herself has allowed her to be her best self and to care for others in a deeper way. In individual spiritual companioning, we help students to listen for where meaning is emerging in their life. Your support makes these listening spaces possible. Thank you!

-- Marybeth and Jeff