November 23, 2013
It’s nice to say ‘hello’, good morning, nice day, hi-ya, etc. to strangers, and in passing. Many fall short of those basic human gestures that are at least a beginning to communication and courtesies. Positive, affirming, albeit brief communications with anyone is certainly a show of caring that makes the world a little sweeter. However, personal one on one communication, beyond talking about the weather, and everyday outward wants, problems, and all types of chit chat about ‘things’ that are a bit shallow if that’s where it ends, is inner communication with an intent to open the heart fully to fill a ‘vacuum’.
Being able to talk endlessly about knowledge and the mundane, or on the other end to be withdrawn, and saying next to nothing, are both polarities of non communication. Communication is a ‘word hug’ to be an exchange of inner heart energy, not just a one-way non connection with no resonance from the intended receiver. History is filled with violent means of ‘non communication’ that at its worst is shooting and killing someone never intending to communicate with but just experiencing a failed communication. In the ‘Jesus story’, Jesus was purported to have said, ‘love your neighbor’, but more challenging was, ‘love your enemies’!
Also, “It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.” – Gandhi
Don’t waste your good energy, commiserating over anyone who in your judgment doesn’t like you or vice versa. Keep in your heart, and send heart energy to the object of some degree of scorn while letting go, and attempting to see why you, or they may have something in the background to elicit negativity.
Your personal story is ALWAYS good to hear to the real communicator who listens. Hear theirs too. Always be building beyond any ‘misfortunes’ in your personal story for they make inspirational conversation to another! Communication takes many forms. Be open to give or receive a hug, a nod, a smile, a handshake, a word of encouragement, an apology, a word of inspiration, a word of apology, an idea to help someone, and an offer to help with no expectation of a return compensation, and just anything to show caring and love to another. Ask not what others can do for you, but what you can do for others! Let no opportunity for open communication go undone or unsaid!