Presence and Deep Listening
There’s a great gift to being able to listen more deeply than one's normal listening state. To really be in a state of presence with someone.
To move beyond just listening to the words, to sensing the energy that the words carry. Sensing the energy that carries the words. Sensing the overall energy emanating from those we’re with. Aware, sensing.
The felt sense of awareness that’s prior to thought and interpretation. The direct experience of what's real. From that space we are much closer to the whole of what is being expressed. Deeper than what gets filtered through the mind — interpreted, limited, distorted.
In presence, there’s no need to plan what to say because if something isn’t moving through us to express, presence is the expression. That’s what touches people.
Deep listening, in presence, brings warmth to those around us. It's intimate, connecting, unifying. The healing effect of being in Oneness and feeling so heard, seen, known is a most precious gift.