Listening is an art. Listening is to move out of our own way. It is to move out of our ideas, attitudes and preconceived concepts, and to be present for another person as a supporting presence. It is to create the space for another person to be how he is beyond our own ideas and concepts about how the other person should be. It is to listen with both our heart and our total being. It is to see what it means to be 100 % present for the other person.
Swami Dhyan Giten