LISTENING BEYOND OUR DEFENSES

Early on in the first year of the Listening Post, a woman came to the door with some hesitancy, so I rose to greet her. With a quizzical look on her face, she asked what a Listening Post was. Eager to tell her about our unique offering, I explained we offered a quiet...

LISTENING POST’S FOUNDER’S DAY LISTEN-A-THON

Jan 17, 2014 @ 11:47 Back in 2007, Mary Cartwright and Marcia Wakeland, both from Alaska, met for the first time at a conference in Vancouver, BC. An aspect of that conference entailed a visit to an organization called The Listening Post, a place dedicated to...

THE LISTENING POST CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

In September 2013, The Listening Post celebrated its 5th year of serving Anchorage. We have, in our first five years, trained over 100 listeners and listened to nearly 8,000 visitors from our community. As volunteer listeners we offer a natural and basic level of...

LISTENING: THE ACT OF BEING SENSITIVE TO HUMANITY

I recently watched a documentary on the British wartime photographer Don McCullin. The previews portrayed McCullin as a deep thinking and compassionate man and I found myself watching the movie. What is the relationship between seeing another and listening to another?...

LISTENING WHEREVER YOU ARE

I am still in London.  I just wanted to share a listening opportunity I had on the bus this morning.  In general, people here are usually very reserved and don’t acknowledge strangers especially in public places. However, on occasion, I have spoken with a few...

MANIFESTING AND CELEBRATING CONNECTION

Perhaps Listening’s greatest giff is that it helps us sense our connection to each other and it celebrates that connection. “At its base, the tree is a single trunk, representing the cosmic axis or ‘axis mundi’. The branching of the tree...

Listening Skills: our volunteers share their wisdom

Our volunteers created this list of quotable messages about listening: “Listening provides the opportunity to take another perspective into account and allow myself to change.” BG “Listening: the opportunity to quiet one’s own thoughts while...

Nothing left out

Listening is inclusive. Listening includes family life. Listening includes the mundane. Listening includes listening to the land. Listening includes spiritual sensitivity. Listening includes creative expression. Listening includes physical well-being. Listening...

The Greatlander article on The Listening Post

This article was published in The Greatlander and authored by local author, Kaylene Johnson. Silence and the Art of Listening Amidst the carols and hymns of the season and the good cheer of fireworks and fun, there rang through our nation the bells of mourning. In an...