What is Listening Jing?

Listening Jing

Des Lawton, teaching listening jing at a shibashi instructor course.Passive awareness is a good way of defining Listening Jing. If we use the analogy of feeling the Qi there is an immediate image of reaching out (to feel) and by doing this we are using the Yi in a proactive manner and we, therefore, change the pattern/quality of the Qi we wish to experience. Changing the analogy to “listening” there is no longer the need to reach out, rather a need to stay quiet. By experiencing the Qi in this way, and because we are no longer moulding it to suit our need to recognise it from our previous experience, there will always be new flavours/adventures.