Acclaimed composer, Annea Lockwood created the theme for World Listening Day 2019. She tells us how the idea came to her, "…in the little neighborhood of our house and around us in the woods—an alertness. There was a quality of an electric alertness in the air and I suddenly realized I'm not the only one listening. I mean everything around me is listening, you know.
"So instead of listening *to* the neighborhood, I was listening *with* the neighborhood. And it's funny. It's a change of perspective. it's as if I was used to having my ears swivel this way and I turned, simply turned, and now they're swiveling that way and the mode of hearing—the mode of absorbing, brings for me, a strong sense of being totally interwoven with everything else around.
"That's where that came from. That inter-weaving, that interdependency, that non-separation which is, I think the most beautiful expression of it from a Buddhist and the other—so many other traditions—that sense of non-separation is so nourishing."
Join us on #DiaMundialDeLaEscucha #WLD2019 July 18, Listening with is so nourishing.