Lee Valentine – I Learn to Listen

Lee Valentine speaks on his learning to listen without judgement, an ability that he lacked as a child and as a young person, since that capacity was not to be found in his parents’ household.
Lee Valentine uses his middle name, “Lee”, but always signs his name in full, “William Lee Valentine”. He has lived in Santa Fe for eighteen years, and has attended the Celebration for the last several. He has written a book on personal recovery — that is, on the effort to recover from personal problems, or from emotional illness. He is trying to self-publish this book, “Out of the Labyrinth.” The book grew out of his own efforts to recover from a childhood that appeared to leave him in a hopeless state as a purported adult, though he did marry and has two grown children.