WEEKEND SPECIAL – Developing Listening Skills

According to the Taoist way of seeing things mastery in any of the arts require you to develop your listening skills. Being an artist of the Taoist persuasion myself, developing the ability to listen is intrinsic to my creative growth and to the efficacy of whatever I’m doing.

To heal another person, you have to be able to listen to their energy. Traditionally this is done by listening to the sound of their pulse through your fingertips, as well as listening to the sound of their voice as they explain their condition, as much as listening to the words. To deal with someone in a potentially combative situation when exploring the martial arts side of things, you have to develop the ability to listen to your opponent’s energy and even to their thoughts. When engaged in composing a work of art in any artistic form of expression, you have to learn to listen to your muse as your primarily role is to express what she’s asking you to convey. And as an artist of living theatre you have to learn to listen to the guidance of your subconscious mind, that aspect of you connected to the collective mind, in order to intuit which moves to make next.

To expand your conscious awareness, thus expanding who and what you are and by extension, your sphere of experience, the Taoists developed many ingenious tricks, one excellent of example of which appears in the special weekend Members’ Wisdom Drop, so make free to hop across to that if you like the sound of it, pun, pun.

Meanwhile, I wish you the music of the spheres with angelic chorus resounding mellifluously in your inner ear and a beautiful weekend ahead.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Love, D

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