Communication. A big word with big requirements. I've been giving this word a lot of thought. And now I need to practice what I've learned. It's not easy. I've said before, we ALL want to be heard. But if we ALL want to be heard, who will be left to listen? I'm inside my head all day long listening to myself. And then I want more of it? I want others to hear me too? Jeepers. Yes, I do want to be heard - but it's more than that. I want to relate, connect, compare, learn, get closer, and feel a sense of....what is it? Yes, I want to connect - but I already said that. It's bigger than that. I want to feel...I want to feel safe and at peace.
I went out this morning for my walk and to do my podcast and I was really filled with tons and tons of thoughts swirling around in my brain. I got outside and BAM....oh yeah, the sun was communicating with me. Hello! I'm here! I took a quick picture. I think it turned out great. It was still cold outside. Wait...I will say crisp or cool because 60 degrees may be cold to some, but it's warm to others. Now hold on to your butts - if you live in warmer temperatures as I do - an it goes from 85 to 60 in a blink - you feel a difference. Believe me - I know what cold is - I've got family in the Midwest - who actually just had their first snow. Snow in October! Yes - I get it. THAT is cold. But my hands get cold when it starts dropping in temperature. I cleaned out my drawers, pulling out some long sleeve shirts - and getting the "cozy" clothes out. It's time. Of course - I tucked all the summer clothes in the back of the drawers - and then found out it will go back up into the high 80's this week. Well - it's contrast here. Ya gotta go with the weather flow. And layer.
Well, here's today's podcast.
This morning I was walking by my old high school - and feeling very pleased I was NOT inside. It was so nice to be outside, walking. I'm now adult, I can release all that old pain - and look at the present. I could hear the loud speaker and the announcements. There was a nice message at the end. The administrator said, "Okay students, have a great day and be kind to each other." We didn't get messages like that - so there have been changes. Positive changes. That's good. And I hope the kids in the school hear and practice that message. Being kind to one another is a beautiful way to communicate.
Well, I can practice the message. Be kind to each other. Be kind to ourselves. It starts within - and then you have more to give out.
What kinds of things would you like to communicate? How would you like to communicate better? I think it takes a lot of practice. Deep breathing helps. And taking a pause. I think I'll do that now.