Discovering what love is one day at a time
Webster’s Definition of COMMUNICATE
1archaic : share
2a: to convey knowledge of or information about: make known <communicate a story> b: to reveal by clear signs <his fear communicated itself to his friends>
3: to cause to pass from one to another <some diseases are easily communicated>
1: to receive Communion
2: to transmit information, thought, or feeling so that it is satisfactorily received or understood <two sides failing to communicate with each other>
3: to open into each other: connect <the rooms communicate>
When looking at the definition of communicate, a couple of things stand out to me. First, share. Sharing means you give something that costs you. Sharing is vulnerability, openness, sharing your heart.
The other thing that stood out was connect: to open into each other. It goes both ways, We can communicate our thoughts, ideas, and feelings to another, but unless we are willing to look at what the other is saying with openness , laying down any guard …ideas opinions etc to hear , it isn’t communication, it’s a broadcast.
Some broadcasts that we hear on radio stations are annoying, loud, and unappealing. Some are soothing, relaxing and uplifting.
Broadcasts can be a good thing, but not always in terms of relationship. As a child, our parents may have had a familiar broadcast, “Don’t forget to wash your hands, brush your teeth, and change your underwear.” Not necessarily those exact ones or in that order, but you get my meaning.
In today’s society, you can listen to any kind of teaching, radio, television or movie program over the digital media networks. You may see people connected to their laptops, handheld devices, and cell phones more often than you see the whites of their eyes.
I know personally for myself, I desire to have real open communication with my family, friends and whomever I come into contact with. Definitely, it is something that truthfully does not come easily for some, but it is definitely something I need to continue to grow in. Our relationships will only be as rich as we are willing to communicate with one another.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have two young men ages 19 and 13.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.