An Appeal to Deep Listening

POSTED September 5, 2018 IN
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I was so impressed and moved by the conversation I had with Andrew Forsthoefel, a most intelligent, dedicated, and courageous young man. He is the author of Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time, and in it he recounts his nearly year-long trek across America.

Andrew ForsthoefelHe speaks of the insights he gained: “It wasn’t until I set out with the intention to listen that I got to basically see the truth. There’s something a little closer to the full truth of my home, my neighborhood, my country, my people that I would not have been allowed to glimpse had I not, in some ways, humbled myself by listening and saying that I actually don’t know the full truth and I need help. Please teach me.”

When asked about the importance and the contribution that New Dimensions is making to the public conversation he offered, “Any space in the world and in the media where we can be openly vulnerable and authentic is critical to the work of healing at the collective and individual level. New Dimensions is a place for that and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to the conversation.”

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Justine Willis TomsAs a listener you’ve turned to New Dimensions Radio for information and inspiration. We count on you for the funding that makes it all possible. Listeners provide the single largest piece of our budget. Support this program right now by making a donation. As the late Michael Toms was so fond of saying, “You’ll be glad you did.”

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