Why I roll my eyes at "Communicating"
I’m inspired to write this because there is an overwhelming amount of content online about how to have successful relationships, communicate, trust, blah blah blah. Right?
ALL relationships supposedly need open communication. How do we even do this? Where do we start?
As passionate as I am about “communication” I often find myself rolling my eyes at these shallow quotes and advice on how to have a healthy relationship. Why, you ask?
Let me put it this way. Telling the world that we need to “communicate” for a strong relationship is the equivalent of telling someone they need to lay a level foundation and cement to build a strong house.
Do you know how to level ground and lay cement? Nope, me either. Only experts in this field know how to do this, and THAT is my point. Communicating, like other skills is something that needs to be practiced, studied, refined, and executed over and over again.
I will say that I’ve been fortunate enough through years of studies, therapy, and practicing my own self-awareness that I have had this great opportunity to share my findings with you all.
What you need to know - Read Further.
The reason I go in-depth in all of my posts, and all future posts I hope you’ll have the pleasure to read, is because “communication” is in-depth. There’s no way to get around the complexity of this art, and dealing with yourself, along with other personalities (friendships / relationships). In essence, there is NO clear cut formula that fits every situation. All I am able to offer are TOOLS to help facilitate this idea of “communicating effectively” and the study / refinement is up to each of us to do!
My goal in sharing this information with you is that you’ll take caution when listening or reading “advice” that is shallow and lacks the depth necessary to portray what communicating really is. ALSO, we totally overuse the word “communication” …..just like we overuse “love” and “awesome”.
If you haven’t noticed I mention this word 9 times - in a short, 5 minute read. Did you notice?
We’ve become numb to it, and the point is to highlight the fact that it is too easy to overlook something that actually takes time and practice. So if you feel like you don’t know where to start, follow this site for updates and posts that’ll walk you through this complex social art!