When I think about how we interact with others and navigate this realm of existence, the most important way to do this with others is to communicate. This means through body language, art, dance, music, actions and the most common of all- words. When you listen to someone speak to you, if you know them- you can feel them, empathize with them because you have an emotional connection to them. Your bond is much more elaborate and interwoven in complexity than the words alone. What about when you hear a beautiful piece of music? I have been brought to tears by music alone. What about when emotional words are sung with beautiful music? The message and its impact are compounded. What about a movie? You become attached to more than just words spoken by each actor. You learn about them, become fond of them or despise them. You form an emotional discrimination which leads your interpretation of their words. Dancers feel into their bodies and express themselves to music. When I watch people dance, I can be moved deeply. Poetry also has a way of conveying messages in a rhythmic way which can evoke emotions in the reader. For me, when I write poetry, I am able to express in words meanings that are more than just the words on the paper.
Why am I talking about this?
When I think about people I love and care deeply for, it is awful when arguments come about which are often filled with feelings that are never fully discussed or misunderstandings which were never unraveled. This happens because of a lack of one simple thing ~ communication. I think about our sort of sloppy and two dimensional way of conveying messages with the words we can make with our mouths.
What if we could touch one another by the hand and have them feel our thoughts and feelings in the way that we experience them?
How connected and understanding do you think every being on this planet would become? Emotions and feelings are powerful. They drive us to do many beautiful and terrible things. In the case of miscommunications- relationships can end. People drift away from one another and judgements are made. If we could feel the complexities of what is happening for another, my goodness, life would be such a gorgeous melody of love. Because underneath all of the layers we have protecting our true being is Love. Right? I dream of that powerful and enveloping love that is our essence, our true form unveiling from that soft beautiful place within. Is it just a dream? In contemplating how difficult it can be to really communicate with those around us, I wrote a poem to express some of the thoughts and feelings I have been having.
Undeciphered Messages and The Eternal Burning Flame
My heart is true and open,
My words are in synchronicity with my soul,
My wishes are only positive,
To be genuine is always my goal.
Doubt and fear is all around me,
It tries to worm its way into my mind,
If only words could hold the intensity,
Of the feelings that dwell inside.
Navigation is a virtue,
Tact must be a well honed skill,
But I wish it was so much easier,
That there was no expectation to fulfill.
What is true connection?
It’s hard to know for sure,
Because if words could be felt by the heart,
What we speak would be much more pure.
Words can cut like a thunderbolt,
If their meaning is interpreted the wrong way,
So much of what we say is left unclear,
Is it love’s faith that saves the day?
The heart is a fragile gift of beauty,
Which is kept protected from any harm,
When it’s let out in the open,
Damage can leave the mind unarmed.
Look into the mirror and what do you see?
The truth of you is in your eyes,
Your beauty, strength and virtue,
Is so gorgeous and vast to your surprise.
Trust that your light is true,
Because your words you can’t undo,
If you gaze right into the light,
You will be free with no obstacle sight.
Love, Love, Love,
Oh this word is not enough!
For the body, mind and spirit,
The meaning is far more exquisite.
Have the strength to be you,
You must honour what is true,
Show others it’s okay to do the same,
It will keep lit our universal burning flame.
By- Lisa Michelle K
I would really like to know your thoughts about communication! Please do leave a comment on this post, let’s communicate😉
Much Love to You,