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5 ways to listen better

“We are losing our listening.” in our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure In this short, fascinating talk, he shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

But I believe that every human being needs to listen consciously in order to live fully — connected in space and in time to the physical world around us, connected in understanding to each other, not to mention spiritually connected, because every spiritual path I know of has listening and contemplation at its heart.

That’s why we need to teach listening in our schools as a skill. Why is it not taught? It’s crazy. And if we can teach listening in our schools, we can take our listening off that slippery slope to that dangerous, scary world that I talked about and move it to a place where everybody is consciously listening all the time — or at least capable of doing it.

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