LISTEN: April 10-16, 2023

Join Gina Leow, a true deep listening practitioner, on this wonderful meditation
that teaches us how to slow down, take a purposeful pause,
and listen.

Gina is the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at PBS, where she leads Mindful Mondays.
Among several other awards, Gina was honored as one of Lawline’s Top Women Faculty of 2020 for the Eliminating Bias: Inclusive Leadership in the Legal Profession program. She was also one of the first officers of the New York City Bar Association’s Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Committee and Curator the Associations’s first Mindfulness and Well-Being Toolkit. In addition to several other activities, she currently serves as the Vice President of the New York City Peace Corps Association’s Board of Directors and a representative of the Ribbon International NGO to the United Nations.

Listening may appear easy, but it really is a super power:
it is healing, restorative, and one of the most important
things we can do to honor one another.

Are you listening, or are you simply waiting
for the person talking to finish?

When we really listen deeply,
we listen with the heart,
and allow the energy
of the heart to open
and expand
with new awareness.

Take a purposeful pause and listen to Gina’s meditation by clicking above.

If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

Winnie the Pooh

What are you missing by failing to get the fluff out of your ears?

“When we are open to the pure consciousness of love expressing as us, we find an altar right in our souls. We can listen to our own breath and be restored. Listening to the breath and being one with the moment is not merely resilience; it is grace.”

Cecilia Loving, from THE POWER OF INCLUSION

“Gina Leow, one of my colleagues and ‘reverse’ mentors, is the best listener I know. I try to remember what she does when I am listening to someone else. She listens without her own agenda in mind. She is patient and never interrupts. She looks into your eyes without judgment, and you feel as though she genuinely wants to hear what you have to say. “

Cecilia Loving, from THE POWER OF INCLUSION

“Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give to someone. Being present for others as they share their story is one of the most important ways to acknowledge that someone else is valuable. Listening is how we show up and give our best without focusing on what we want in return. Most misunderstandings occur because we fail to listen without judgment. Listening is not space within which to create our own narrative or impose the judgments of others. Instead, listening is an opportunity for us to be fully present to the stories of others.”

Cecilia Loving, from THE POWER OF INCLUSION

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