…but what you DON’T say that can be harmful.
Communication is ticky. (ticky being a new favorite word).
I was told by someone once….’communication is the response you get’.
I don’t know if I entirely agree with that.
For instance, I might say to you, ‘damn this workshop blows’.
You might look at me aghast that I’d be so blunt and possibly consider me rude. You might like the darn workshop and my comment might make your eyebrows climb high on your head.
Or, you might start laughing like a hyena because you don’t normally hear me talk in that manner.
So, communication may be the response you get, but that feels like a cop-out statement, almost like saying,
‘the sky is blue though when it’s grey it’s not’.
Speaking of blue sky, my brother Jeffrey, (5 years older, business bloke turned full time skier/horseman/builder of greenhouses/growing vegetables with his wife, Glo). We chatted this morning….me in the heat of business and the rich turmoil soup it seems to keep stirring, and he, well, look at the view out HIS back window, just outside of Bozeman, Montana.
And then there is my current landscape, I woke today after a busy weekend of work, and decided to hold court and conduct business from this very spot awhile. Bed, computer, kitty-cat. Nice.
I often wonder where I’ll be in 5 years.
Life IS stranger than fiction. For sure.
I’m looking forward to a welcomed diversion from my current work routine. I feel it coming.
(this line to be sung please)….’I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready!’
And meanwhile, consider making yourself a tad vulnerable and tell someone you care for, that you care for them. Communicate it however you want, but be CLEAR.
You could change the world with that small gesture of love and kindness. You could!
I’ll extend my own blessing to the world in ho’opononpono tradition:
‘I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you’.
Truer words might never be spoken.