The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction
Quest Books, 20 déc. 2012 - 272 pages
TV, radio, traffic, telephones, pagers - our minds are bombarded daily by constant noise and clutter. No wonder so many people find it increasingly difficult to listen and comprehend. Simple pieces of information such as names go "in one ear and out the other." Poor listening may have tragic consequences such as the Challenger disaster and the Potomac River crash of 1982, or it can result in smaller tragedies such as lost promotions, stalled marriages, and troubled children.
Rebecca Shafir assures us that we can transform every aspect of our lives, simply by relearning how to listen. The Zen of Listening is grounded in the Zen concept of mindfulness, a simple yet profound way of learning how to filter our distractions and be totally in the present. Rather than a list of tricks, this book is an all-encompassing approach allowing you to transform your life.
Readers will be amazed at how simply learning to focus intently on a speaker improves the relationship, increases attention span, and helps develop negotiating skills. Learn the great barricades of misunderstanding, find out how to listen to ourselves, discover how to listen under stress, and boost our memory. This is a fun and practical guide filled with simple strategies to use immediately to enjoy our personal and professional lives to the fullest.
... noise and distraction brought on by media hype and techgy pale in comparison to our internal noise levels. If we could wire a speaker system to the brains of people we come in contact every day, particularly as they try to listen to us ...
... noise to allow the whole message and the messenger to be stood. In addition, when we listen mindfully to others, we help down their internal noise. When they notice that we are totally them, people feel freer to cut out the layers of ...
... noise, how5ft, would creep into this mosaic of sound, I would question it diately. Agentle tinkling of the chandelier or a whisper through indow would stand out like an alarm and claim my attention. \ll sounds, no matter what their ...
... we are in a constant bubble of sound. y noises bring out feelings and emotions more than words. The e of falling leaves and birds chirping in the woods spark thoughts the seasons. The sound of waves is mesmerizing and soothes CHAPTER THREE.
... noises, like a smoke alarm or a jackhammer, connect our survival or quality of life. Despite their unpleasing characis we are grateful for what they represent, in this case, preventing und mending a broken water main. They draw our ...
7 Listening to Ourselves
8 Listening to Ourselves
9 Listening Under Stress
10 Boosting Your Listening Memory
11 How to Help Others Listen Better
12 Mindful Listening Is Good for Your Health
Listening in the Moment