Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Thoughts - September 6, 2016

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
― George Bernard Shaw.
I certainly can recall several of those "non-conversations" in my past! The issue nowadays is trying to remember if the conversation I had in my head (saying all the correct and righteous things...) really took place or not. There is a fine line between knowing when to clamp our lips tightly together or to speak out and resolve an issue. Often, I presume someone 'hears' me through my body language....which is always the largest illusion of all. One of the finest gifts we can give to each other is to listen and to ask questions of another- to gain clarity, not to provoke the person. Communication is an art, requiring participation on both sides. And sometimes with a mediator in between! - Beth Almond Ford

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