deep listening

January 28, 2012

Dear Buddha, since I have been able to return home to myself and recognize the root of my suffering in the realm of my perceptions, I no longer blame God or human beings for my suffering. I am able to listen to the suffering of others and help them recognize that the root of their suffering lies in their perceptions. I shall use the practice of deep listening and compassionate listening to increase my ability to understand and love people. I shall not blame them. I know that once I have understood people I am able to accept them and to love them….I will be able to let go of wrong perceptions, I will be happy and free.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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