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Week 2: Gracious Listening

Watch the following short video and then consider the activity below.




Listening to other people 

Choose a couple of days (preferably not too busy) when you will consciously develop your awareness of how you react during conversations. Notice the following: 

1 When you’re listening to another person speak, what else are you thinking about?  

2 How might you become better at listening more attentively to what the other person is saying?  

3 Can you hear something ‘behind’ or ‘around’ what another person is saying? Could you describe some of this as the good spirit and some as the bad spirit?


Relating to other people  

Recall a relationship that you find difficult. What sort of misunderstandings occur in this relationship? How might listening more carefully reduce misunderstandings?  

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