Communication We all believe we know how to communicate, especially given our gift of verbalization. So much more is passed back and forth between each other without any verbal cues. There is a subtle energy that precedes us, therefore some people are aware of what’s going to happen before it happens. Mostly what has happened at least in my life is that we get used to each other and the longer we have been together the easier it is to create preconceived thoughts of what we think the other person is saying. We believe that we know the other person so well that we know what they are saying without them saying anything. The misinterpretation continues because we stop listening to each other. Not just hearing but truly listening with intention to understand what the other person is saying and understand their perspective. Everyone’s perspective is valid even if we don’t agree with it, it still has its’ merit. What we must realize is that as humans we constantly shift and evolve we are never ever the same from moment to moment, we learn evolve and grow. Everything that happens to us shapes who we are and how we evolve. If we create an arrogant knowing of what we believe what the other person is saying, we stifle our own progress because we believe we know better. The ego gets in the way, we stop listening and our head justifies our actions. The key is to listen with our hearts and without judgment that our mind has created to truly understand each other. Maybe at one time an instance happened that created that thought, but as I said before we shift and evolve and its up to us to allow that person space and understand that they are not who we created. Listen with our hearts and not our head and listen to the words being said instead of with our clouded preconceived false reality. Now what were you thinking about while you read this paragraph? Were you thinking about how another person could use this while they are communicating with you? Were you thinking about how you get misinterpreted by others? How you feel your not being heard? Well I have news for you! You must take responsibility for how you communicate if you want others to listen then you listen, if you want people to take you for what you say? Listen to what they are saying validate their words and feelings. Listen with intent to understand their perspective listen with your heart and hear every word. Communication is up to you, be the person you want to have a conversation with.