Sunday, September 2, 2018

Talk That Talk

Relationships are hard. Communication is the foundation but a lot of times the issue is articulation. So many of us put all of this energy into wanting to be heard yet we're not sure on what it is we're trying to say. We all have these emotions and insights that are crystal clear to us, but the image can be a little streaky when explained to someone else. Phrases like, "you know what I mean" or "if you care you'd..." get used like duct tape to hold together an incoherent statement or confusing situation. No they don't know, and those sporadic verbal bread crumbs may not be enough to get them to.

This moment is simply about taking that breath...about being clear on what exactly it is we're trying to say before we through that verbal combination and demand someone to "see what we mean". It's easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of emotions and a tornado of our own thoughts. We can lose our perspective, our train of thought & some cases our minds...

...And I can't expect you to know where I'm coming from if I can't clearly tell you where I've been.

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