Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Listening without personal agenda
"Listening without a personal agenda is essential. Do what it takes to maintain a stance of respectable curiosity about the others instead of blame and judgement. It is in the process of practising this that ability to read one's own subjective state without defensiveness and that of others without assuming malign intent becomes possible. (This creates) a truly reflective space. Psychologists call it 'capacity mentalisation' -- Psychotherapist Shobhna Sonpur talking aboout her book, ' VIOLENT ACTIVISM' in the latest issue of OUTLOOK.