true listening

      Once you get a taste of listening like someone who is being taught, you probably won’t want to go back to make-believe listening.

“An essential part of true listening is . . . the temporary giving up . . . of one’s own prejudices, frames of reference and desires so as to experience as far as possible the speaker’s world from the inside. . . .” M. Scott Peck

“The Lord . . . wakens my ear to listen like someone who is being taught.” Isaiah 50:4