My own core practice—seed practice—began about 45 years ago, and probably longer than that but the consciousness of it began about 45 years ago of listening—to everything all the time. Reminding myself when I was not listening, and I keep practicing this all the time. And I keep catching myself and bringing myself to consciousness. Hearing is something that happens to us because we have ears—it is our primary sense organ. Listening is something we develop and cultivate our whole life, and maybe all of our lifetimes. Listening is what creates culture. Listening is very diverse and takes many different forms as cultures take many different forms.