This is our badge. As we approach the 4th Annual Free Listening Day on April 11th, this is the symbol we use to let people know we’re listening. Screenshot it. Use it. Tell the world you’re available, tell the people in your life they matter, and be a voice for listening. #fld2018
The 4th Annual FREE LISTENING DAY is 3 weeks away! Last year, Free Listeners in 50 countries joined us as we listened to the world. This year is going to be the biggest Free Listening Day yet!! Join us and hundreds of volunteers across the world, as we make ourselves available to listen! #fld2018
This is @craigdeuchar Free Listening at @trinitycollegedublin. Just moments before they were asked to leave because an academic complained of their presence. There will always be people encouraging you not to listen. In the face of great pressure, it’s still important to stay present, to listen, and gently usher people into acceptance with the compassion Free Listening offers.
Disagreement can create distance between people. If we don't work to bridge that distance, we stay divided and in conflict. We begin to see the world as us and them, we protect ourselves from different opinions and different people, and the distance between us grows bigger. We've allowed our minds to separate our hearts. But, we are more than our opinions. We all have hopes and fears. We all love someone or want to love someone or used to love someone. We all have been hurt, are healing, or trying to heal. Our minds may disagree, but our hearts understand. Listen with your heart, listen to their heart, and discover that there is less distance between hearts than between minds.
It's loud out there. Everyone has something to say and somewhere to say it. With all this talk, we're bound to disagree sometimes. When we do, work hard to hear the person behind the opinion. Get their story, hear their heart, and ask, How did you arrive at this opinion? When we get the biography not just the ideology, we can learn to hear the person not just the opinion.
Last week, we partnered with @depression2extinction and @glblvllg to bring a transformative experience of deep listening, profound connection, and musical expression to Austin, TX. In the middle of #sxsw2018, stories were shared and hearts were filled. This is a picture of the guys from GLBLVLLG. Their work brings people into a loving experience of the free expression music and art. Their jam session reach thousands of people and have inspired countless people to embrace their artistry, their passion, and express it freely. Look them up and follow them. All it will do it change your life.
We are meant to experience life, and sometimes that means we have to allow ourselves to experience unpleasant emotions. It's ok. Strength comes from our ability to be open, feel fully, and allow. It's ok to not be ok.
Join us Friday, March 9th at 1:30pm at the state capital in Austin, TX for a FREE transformative experience. We have partnered with @glblvllg and @depression2extinction to bring you HEAL Austin. This is the loudest time in human history, and it is our mission to help silence the noise, listen to the each other, and get to know ourselves. Excited to have @uproxx spending time with us and helping to spread awareness of this exciting movement.
Austin, TX! We will be Free Listening on Friday!!! We have partnered with @depression2extinction and @glblvllg to bring a free of cost, transformative experience called HEAL Austin. We’ll meet at the capital steps at 1:30pm on Friday, March 9th. Urban Confessional will lead a Free Listening workshop prior to hitting the streets with signs. Then, D2E will lead the debrief session, and GLBLVLLG will close the night out with an inclusive musical experience you won’t want to miss! Who’s in?!! Link in bio!
Yea. What she said.
Less than a week away!!!!! We are so excited to launch HEAL Austin!!!! We’ve partnered up with @glblvllg and @depression2extinction to bring a transformative experience in Austin, TX. Hosted at @wework on Congress, this FREE event will kick off SXSW, serve the city, and leave an impact on all who participate. If you’re in Austin, or know people in Austin, let them know their story matters, and we want to meet them. To sign up, link in bio.
This is dedication! #tb to Kalamazoo, Michigan when a little rain couldn’t stop Free Listening. There are times when the rain seems unending, and floods seem inevitable. This is when Listening matters most. When all seems lost and conditions seem overwhelming. Listen anyway. An open ear, and a willing heart can be the only umbrella you ever need.
The world outside of us is loud. There are many voices, many opinions, and everyone can speak their mind. But the world inside of us can be even louder. Pain, anger, and hurt can be so loud that sometimes it's all we can hear. But, listen closely. Behind every voice of pain is a gentle voice of hope whispering for your attention. Behind every voice of hurt, is the sound of redemption and healing. The truth is often a whisper. Listen carefully, the loudest voice isn't always the truth.
The voice of inspiration will never yell over the crowd. It will never fight against your distractions, your technology, or the other voices in your head. The voice of inspiration speaks in a gentle whisper, quietly reminding you that you matter, you belong, and you are valued. It whispers a life that ushers you into the future. Find quiet, find stillness, find solitude, and listen.
This weekend we had the honor to work with members of the Episcopal Dioceses of Los Angeles. These incredible people work tirelessly serving the homeless in Los Angeles, and it was a privilege to listen with them.