Listening takes place not just through the ears, but with all the senses. Sometimes the best way to prepare ourselves to hear in a new and better way is to be still and silent. When we quiet our motor minds — and our motor mouths — we find that we are better able to open our hearts. ~Lama Surya Das
For someone deeply trapped in a prison of thought, how good it can feel to meet a mind that hears, a heart that reassures. It’s as if a listening mind is, in and of itself, an invitation to another mind to listen too. How much it can mean when we accept the invitation and hear the world anew. ~Ram Dass and Paul Gorman.
Source: Spirituality and Practice