TAOI Online Learning - Listening Exercise

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    LISTENING (10 minutes)

    To prepare, please read Listening with Nothing On Your Mind Listening Exercis e on page 67 from the paperback and PDF e-book of The Art of Insight or in the Exercise Reference Manual you downloaded.

    Hint: If you still haven't found a formal partner, you can simply do the exercise with a family member or friend without telling them that you are doing it.

    Here is a video illustration:

    Summary

    Speaker: Describe the Insight State of Mind using short phrases followed by pauses

    Listener: Drop any of your own thoughts and come back into the present.

    Here is a timer for your convenience.

    Debrief

    Now take a couple of minutes to discuss what it was like

    • For the Listener: listening with nothing on your mind
    • For the Speaker: being listened to quietly, and
    • For both: any fresh thoughts that either of you had about insight.

    Switch roles, and repeat the exercise.

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