A reflection on listening

One of our Merit Badge options for our Spiritual Safari to New York City is the Listening Merit Badge.  For the listening badge, a youth must do the following:  Attend a “How to Listen” session led by Spiritual Director, Rev. Carol Hassel and write about the session.  Here is Sanyika’s written reflection:

When we did the listening workshop we learned that there are more than one way to listen.  The different ways of listening are using your eyes, facial expressions, emotions, and body movements; also your ears.  There are two types of listening.  The first one would be listening to yourself.  The second one would be listening to others.  There is also a prayerful listening when you listen to God.