The listener

Listen! Hear! Perceive the miracle of your hearing. To be able to listen, to truly listen, you will have to become quiet. Quiet. Even more quiet. Extend your senses into the world. And this time really focus on the wonder of listening. Notice the sounds of the world. Listen, and you will realize that all beings have a message that is delivered through sound and that can reach all the way into your heart. Listening is a deep quality of all peace-workers. In societies of the future the profession of listening deeply will be essential. It is healing to come to a person who is so quiet that he can really listen to you. To be perceived is to be healed. The deep listener opens the channel into the healing powers of the universe. He does not judge. He‘s not occupied by own opinions and thoughts. He does not denounce. He knows the healing power that comes from true listening and takes the time to do it completely. Many worries, fears, miseries, a lot of suffering ceases to exist when a community offers enough space for deep listening. Many indigenous cultures knew this ‘Ring of Power’ in which they listened without interrupting each other. The master of listening reaches all the way into the realised potential of a being. He penetrates and opens the channel. One learns trust through being able to speak in full. And by learning trust one learns to open up to the world of love. Those who can truly listen will recognize the realised potential of the other. There takes place a deep encounter, from center to center. In this space the powers of unconditional love can stream in and the channel to the healing forces of the universe is opened. Listen. Listen. Hear the voice of the universe. Ya Azim (Meditation text about the archetypal power of the listener, received and composed by Sabine Lichtenfels)   Here you can listen to the audio recording of the listener stone: