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Be Prepared to be Amazed

How do we have better conversations? A great conversation requires a balance between talking and listening. This balance is important because bad communication leads to bad relationships, at home, at work, everywhere.

This TEDxCreativeCoast talk by Celeste Headlee quotes Bill Nye who says “everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t know.”

“If your mouth is open you’re not learning.” Buddha

Krista Tippett interview interesting people on faith, science and spirituality; they programs are available online at On Being, I recommend her new book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, where she says, “I’m a person who listens for a living.  I listen for wisdom, and beauty, and for voices not shouting to be heard.  This book chronicles some of what I’ve learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations.”