Thursday, May 25, 2006

Success Tip- Stop Robot Talk

Recently a dear friend got some very disturbing, and possibly life altering bad news. It was funky. Plain and simple. What I noticed was how little he wanted to express about it. That got me thinking.

Cell phones. IMing. Emailing.
Sure we communicate more these days. But we say less. Talk has become robotic.

By communicating the "headlines only", initials, symbols and slang we deprive ourselves of the richness of really connecting with each other.

One of the best ways to lower your stress and increase your stress is to your words. What would be the word that really colors the picture of how you feel?
What would be the word that really colors the picture of what you want?

By giving someone an accurate and authentic picture you can help build a bridge of connection and intimacy. And isn't that the most fulfilling success there is?

What do you have trouble communicating about? For me it's toughest in a love relationship. What's it like for you?


Irina said...

Communication is key. If you don't have communication, you have nothing. Romantic relationships are the most difficult however,your ability for expression meets a roadblock. No matter what obstacle comes in your way, cluttered communication is better than non at all.

Funky to Fabulous said...

So true!

Plus so many people don't really communicate when they talk to one another. I think creating a safe place to really communicate is one of the most precious gifts we can give one another.

Diana said...

I have been fortunate lately to have some friends be willing to really listen to me tell them about my feelings. As I proceed into marital liberation, some deeply negative energy has been directed at me by my soon-to-be ex. When I feel as though I'm going under, they give me the space to be totally honest with all my feelings, and it's made all the difference in the world. Without that communication, it would be so difficult for me to see the joy and promise in each day.