Tuesday, 4 December 2012
The Art of Listening
I completely love this Ted Talk.
Because the more I delve into life, the more I realize that listening is the key.
Listening and being listened to are what create true bonds, community, what imbue people with self-esteem, and empower individuals and communities to transcend divisive issues and solve complex problems.
A lot of what I know about listening comes from performing and directing and working with performers. A lot of that comes from Judith Weston. When I'm on stage, talking a mile a minute, I consider it my actual job to deeply listen to the audience. I create them as a partner in the process of unveiling the text. Truly this is the only way I connect and the only way I get myself on the stage.