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Barb wisely raised the subject of silence at the global meeting last night, it set me thinking. It is important that a group is comfortable with silence - giving each time to assimilate, and listen while others speak, It is about practising compassion and being open - where we put self aside to give our attention totally witholding judgement and preconceptions, while offering respect and dignity to one another. What is not being said is more likely to be heard in the silence than in the chatter. If a person feels this coming from others they feel heard, then they are more likely to listen attentively when it is their turn to listen Perhaps reality is now, in the silence when we give it space. Perhaps as soon as we bring in schools of thought or critical thinking we drag in the past to push our agendaa and alter and direct what is ?. .We are practising our compassion when we learn to listen actively and perhaps fewer small voices will slide down the conversation thread unheard. We are learning together how to collaberate globally and making good progress, my thought is we may gain from learning as barb said to appreciate that silent space which can illuminate, and is pregnant with many new possibilities for collaberation.
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