Listening as Presence

The acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who defines real quiet as "presence," explores a practice of deep listening as a taking in of the world, just as it is. The art of listening is so needed. From war zones to family settings and businesses, poor listening has caused enormous suffering, cost lives, and the loss of millions of dollars. Research shows that the average person listens at only about 25 percent efficiency. So how do we learn to listen again? 

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