Alice Franklin shares a short video clip from Thich Nhat Hanh, as he talks with Oprah about compassionate listening – deep listening – to overcome difficult encounters and help relieve the suffering of others. We have to be listeners every day to hear the needs of our clients, in order to perform what is really a very intimate encounter.
“Here’s a video worth watching– and listening. Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about “deep listening” or compassionate listening and explains that this simple act can change a person, or even the world. If you can do this well, and not everyone can, then you have grown a highly cultivated spirit. He doesn’t mention that your compassionate spirit sitting with someone is also part of that important change.”
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– Alice Frankin
Alice Franklin explores the human spirit using architectural design, art, and archetypes revealed in meditative practices to express the energetic link and natural beauty that surrounds us all. To find out more about her art and meditation, visit www.alicefranklinstudio.com