Category Archives: Listening

Right Diligence

Having grown up in the USAmerican culture, I equated diligence with hard work–a “nose to the grindstone” Puritan work ethic. However, the latin root of “diligence,” diligentia, is also directly related to the concepts of attentiveness, earnestness, constant or close … Continue reading

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Deep Listening & Mindful Speaking

Thich Nhat Hahn and the Plum Village community, as part of their teachings on ethical conduct (called the Five Mindfulness Trainings), teach: Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech … Continue reading

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