L I S T E N & U N D E R S T A N D

American Conservatives and American Liberals Listen Across the Political Divide

“In conversation, we are often so focused on projecting our opinions and defending our agenda that we fail to hear the voices of others. This tendency is why contemplative dialog and deep listening practices challenge the way we normally engage in conversation. These practices rely on a commitment to self-control and self-awareness, as well as a group-centered rather than self-centered approach.” — Center for the Contemplative Mind in Society