Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Monday, May 05, 2003


Suspension of Judgment

"When we practice suspending our judgments we learn to hold our opinions lightly. We consciously open ourselves to hearing and understanding each person's point of view. We create a space between our judgments and our reactions so that we can hear the other person in a new way.  Our academic training and our jobs develop our proficiency in being critical - our ability to listen for what can be judged and challenged.  In Dialogue we put that judgment aside and listen for what each person
is truly saying.  Such suspension of judgment is a key to building a climate of trust and safety in the group."


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