Listening to another is violence

Listening is something we do to another. As such it partakes of a worldview that the other is other—different, apart, It (Buber). Listening stops short of what we need; indeed its nature holds a touch of violence. Hearing is where we need to work towards. Here we see the other as part of the same cloth, as Thou, we take him or her into us. We are moving to realizing that all life is one life.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 21st, 2010 | No Comments »

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