Deep Listening Mindsets, Part 4: Cultivating Being

By Tony V. Zampella, designer of learning programs

Continuing our inquiry into Listening, part four of our four-part series focuses on level 4, Listening for Being. As we enter this deepest level of listening, I offer these words from Gemma Fiumara:

“One can ‘study’ philosophy with relative ease but it is more difficult to experiment in listening. It is almost as though in order to listen one had to ‘become’ different … Unless we are ready, receptive – and also, possibly, vulnerable – the experience of listening appears to be impossible. Philosophy demands our entire mind: listening our totality.”