20140804-213818.jpgDay 15 – The Art Of Listening

Thought for the day: I take time to listen carefully to everyone and everything

Daily Quote:
There is no need to create cathedrals and great temples — those who have eyes will find this vast starry sky, this beautiful earth, the greatest temple. This whole existence is a holy place.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is how to listen.

There is a lot of noise pollution out there, and Osho believes that it is important for us to not just hear, but to really listen.

I used to get frustrated at my mom when I would tell her something and she would half-listen to me. One day, when I was a teenager, to check if she was listening, I told her… “Mom, I’m gonna take drugs, okay?” And she said, “Okay.” I, of course, had to let know what she agreed to. LOL

I think sometimes it can get really hard to truly “listen.” In my line of work, I have to muti-task. I have on numerous occasions had a phone in each ear, with two different conversations while typing away on the computer. So I feel that I have been conditioned to not listen as well as I should. That I, too, have become guilty of half-listening. How sad!

I think the only time I truly can listen is in meditation. I will try to be better at listening, and see what I truly hear.

Excerpt from the course
Whether listening to (this message), or listening to a flute player, or listening to the birds in the morning, or sitting by the side of the waterfall and listening to it, the same experience can happen. It happens not from what you listen to, it happens because you listen. Just listening gives you total silence; in deep listening you disappear. The whole art is how to listen.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People