Acknowledgement as Listening
In what way is to listen also to acknowledge and give thanks?
How may one’s acknowledgement of support allow one to listen more carefully?
In what way, may the acknowledgment of how we can only fail at giving the deserved thanks and gratitude to entities supporting us, allow us to return the support and listen beyond our subjectivity into a larger supportive community?
We, as limited and fragile beings, sincerely acknowledge our incapability to completely and satisfyingly give thanks to all the human and non-human forces we are supported by.
As we strive to be forces who are carrying and supporting others, we may listen for and to the forces (human and non-human) who too are carrying and supporting our existence and give them thanks.
This may be a lifelong learning-practice for the Bureau for Listening.