Definition: the activity of conveying information; a connection allowing access between person or places; an exchange between two or more people in a group; transmitting information thoughts and feelings.
Communication is the act of exchanging information about ourselves, and the world around us. It enables connection to others, our external world and our inner world. We engage in an interchange of ideas, feelings and thoughts, as well as a myriad of other possible exchanges that may be out of the range of our conscious awareness.
Communication is a two-way street, in that we are both sending and receiving information. This exchange is both expressed and perceived in numerous ways with verbal communication being the most obvious. However, over 70% of communication is non-verbal and includes: gestures, subtle facial expressions, sounds, intonations, actions and non-actions, and even more subtly, the energy we bring into the conversation.
Optimally, communication is respectful, with an overall balanced exchange between listening and talking, sending and receiving. Oftentimes however, our communication can go awry. We may not feel heard, have difficulties expressing ourselves, or perhaps we are too expressive and possibly dominate the conversation, cutting off others’ dialogue and even our own ability to receive. Sometimes our communication difficulties involve our own internal dialogue. We may need to pay attention to our self-talk, and even the way our soul is speaking to us.
When you pull this card, it may be time to pay greater attention to your communication. Notice how you are engaging, or not engaging in dialogue. Are you feeling heard? Are you expressing your needs? What stops you from expressing yourself? What are you communicating? What is the emotional tone of your conversations? What are your “non-verbal’s” conveying? Are you open and receptive to what others are communicating? Are there communications of spirit or soul that are needing your attention?
© 2010 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski
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