Rediscovering The Meaningful
The meaningful conversation has become somewhat
of a lost art. In this over-accelerated world that we live in,
there are times when we speed right by the opportunity to have
a meaningful conversation and, instead, talk about the weather
and other meaningless events. The e-discussion has replaced
the in-person conversation and reality TV has become a surrogate
for discussing our own realties. The good news is that the meaningful
conversation is making a comeback. People are beginning to acknowledge
the need for human interaction, the kind that forms a deeper
connection with people.
Having a meaningful conversation is achieved through
dialogue. A dialogue is a meaningful conversation that touches
the deeper dimensions of those engaged in the exchange. Creating
a meaningful dialogue requires that we employ generous listening
and suspended judgment. During a dialogue we listen as much
with our hearts as we do with our ears. We hear not only what
the person is saying, but also what they are not saying. Having
a meaningful conversation through dialogue evokes the best that
people have to offer.
Not every conversation we have has to be meaningful,
but the more that are the better. When we begin to practice
the art of meaningful conversation, the less we are willing
to have superficial conversations. Having a real heart connection
with those that mean the most to us is rewarding in many ways,
not the least is that meaningful conversations will make a difference
to us as well as to those we have the conversation with.
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