Listening is loving.
When we listen, we are entering into the domain of love.
Listening is one of the primary actions of loving.
To deeply listen we have to make the person in front of us, or the bird, or the piece of music, whatever it is we are listening to, the most important being in the world in that moment.
We put aside our petty grievances or busy-ness, and enter into the Present Moment, a bubble in which only we reside together. We protect this space with our undivided attention.
We draw forth the other’s inner being with our open questions.
We open our senses to take in their feelings (but not take them on).
We let go of our own agenda and follow theirs, unthreatened, allowing.
We go with their flow.
We can give this love to those close to us, or a stranger on the bus in passing.
We become love itself when we live in a state of deep listening.
— Marcia McReynolds, a.k.a. "The Listening Lady

Welcome to Listening Planet, your world of tools for improving your listening skills and teaching others how to really listen.

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Listening Planet is a resource to help you:

  • grow into a more conscious and compassionate listener
  • become more comfortable in social situations
  • minimize and resolve your conflicts 
  • build your creativity and resiliency capacities
  • listen to your own inner wisdom
  • contribute to world peace

On this site you can: 

  • Schedule or participate in listening, conflict resolution and creativity workshops
  • Order The Listening Cards [link]
  • Read about listening basics 
  • Interact with the posts in our Listening Planeteers blog
  • Tell us what you are doing to improve your own listening or promote listening in your community.