Communication for Pure Presence
April 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
At Pure Presence, between me, Tricia & Jenilyn, we had agreed to post weekly. So far we’ve posted one this month, thanks to Jenilyn, and the topic that we’ve dedicated for this month is Communication. None of us have called each other on the missing posts. Isn’t that a riot?
Once upon a time when I worked in corporate, one of my fellow associates shared with me the story about his daughter who hid her report card from him in fear of the consequences. He said to her, “the sign of maturity is in one’s ability to share bad news.” To this day, I have carried those words with me, and they have nudged and guided me, because I really want to be mature, most of the time.
For me, I find it challenging to share even good news, like the gifts I see in others. Have you ever tried expressing to another person your acknowledgment or gratitude for him or her?
What is hard to communicate is revealing anything that let’s another person in. Usually it’s the thing that makes me really uncomfortable and offers me little idea where this risk is going to take me. It makes me fear death of some sort because the feeling is, I am not going to survive this. Yet paradoxically, when I can pull away from my drama and witness what is really going on with me, I see that this very act of communicating brings me to life. I go into Pure Presence, and obstacles begin to dissolve. Even if the result is not what I hoped for, I feel fully and everything is flowing inside of me.The Universe takes over and gifts me with blessings my analytical mind could never conceive.
Tricia- you’re up next week.