Thursday, April 3, 2008

Some other points from lesson one

Some beginning guidelines for communication:

We cannot NOT communicate

All forms of communication depend on open and receptive listening

Our own biases can close our mind and plug our ears to new musical experiences

The same thing can happen when we listen to words. Most of us are selective listeners, hearing only those words that support our personal interests and views

We hit a sort of MUTE BUTTON that keeps us closed and unreceptive to new learning opportunities

Listeners must be OPEN and RECEPTIVE --- slow to hit the mute button --- in order to understand and learn from what they hear

This kind of listening is an act of genuine RESPECT and CARING for other human beings

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