Talking serves a purpose.  It’s not just to hear ourselves, it’s meant to convey meaning, desire, preference, instruction, emotion, solution.  In a recent conversation with someone important to me, the relevance of clear communication in discussion was reinforced.

We made our way through it and came up with a solution that made both of us feel acknowledged, valued and heard.  It wasn’t that hard to come to a reasonable conclusion that addressed each of our concerns.  And there were no ultimatums.  The end result was reached through discourse – a give and take of what we wanted and why we wanted it.  We listened to each other.  We were heard.

And I felt respected.  The topic impacts both of our lives in substantial ways.  It took a little time to make our way there – really only about 2 hours.  Not a bad investment of time for such an important topic.  And we both seemed to be satisfied and comfortable, if not a bit tired, at the end of the conversation.  We both got some of what we wanted, and the rest wasn’t so important in comparison.  We have a plan and we both feel good about it.

Affirmation for the Day – ” I am listening too. ”

Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.

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