Are You Listening?

listeningornotHow often do you engage in conversations where you feel like you are just not being heard or understood? Have you ever finished a conversation and realized that you still had a ton of questions or comments and are actually not really sure what end result of the conversation was? Or better yet, do certain conversations leave you completely drained and feeling sort of spacey?  These are all signs that what’s happening isn’t really communication in the true sense of the word. By its very nature, true communication is a lively reciprocity of energy. It requires actual engagement from each party or object involved. It requires the sending and receiving of whole messages, and it also requires the willingness to request clarification when messages are partial or convoluted. 

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