Communication is one of the greatest tools we possess as individuals and societies. It can be used to bring us together, teach, heal and create. But it can also be one of our greatest problems tearing us apart. Many of the problems we see in the world today stem from communication — miscommunication, inappropriate communication or sometimes even a total lack of communication.
If we are going to heal the world, we have to start talking to each other. Not just talking at but also listening and communicating at deeper levels. The days of only talking about the important stuff with people we know agree with us needa to end.
I had already scheduled this month before the pandemic. But now communication has taken on a whole new meaning and importance hasn’t it? Stay with me for our regular Thought for Today as well of a few of my own thoughts about communication in the time of social distancing.
Please join me this month as we look at communication. Leave your comments below and let’s communicate!
“The first duty of love is to listen.” — Paul Tillich
Story Corp. began the National Day of LIstening on the day after Thanksgiving in 2008 as a non-commercial alternative to Black Friday Shopping. We all need a reminder that life is not about how many things we collect, but about the relationships we build. On this day after Thanksgiving take an hour to record an interview with a loved one. This is your opportunity to let the people close to you know their stories won’t be forgotten. You might be surprised by what you learn. For more information on the National Day of Listening including a Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide visit: http://www.nationaldayoflistening.org/