And so, we pick our conversation up where we last left it. Almost forgotten, but no not lost. All the words we sometimes take for granted. All those words we have never felt. "What conversation?" you ask. The conversation of life, my friends. The one we are not listening to, the one we are all missing.
Up until now, I never considered the weight of words by themselves alone. I think a lot of it became lost in translation over the years… spoken word, written word, it was all a blur… an array of mixed images and memories, the primary focus being trying to communicate an experience to the person standing next to me, and if they nodded their head in understanding then that was all I needed. This, inevitably, created a situation where mere words were never utilized as the tool of communication since, in spoken word, between peers, no one really cares or questions the word ‘felt’ in context because the message was understood. It is just accepted in passing and never given any thought. This practice creates bad habits and numbs the awareness and expansion of knowledge… to think, how much impact I have lost through all of this, how much impact all us are missing because we never consider the words we are using and what they truly mean. Couple this with sentence structure and how ideas are set up and presented… in my case… you have a recipe for disaster.
In conclusion, comrades, dear friends, family members, and strangers, I bid you, take a moment, consider your words and the reasons they are chosen. Consider their beautiful meaning, and to what purpose they may serve you. Expand upon your message. Expand upon the meaning you are trying to convey. Give yourself a chance to be heard, and to be heard well. Give yourself a chance to make a lasting impression, for we can never progress from that which we do not understand, and we can never grow unless we fully experience every drop of the nectar that is Life.
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