Hi there! It has been a few weeks since I wrote here. I had to take a break because we were in the last month of the semester. So, it was as busy as it can get. In the meantime, though, I was able to contemplate on a few things. So, I will write about... Continue Reading →
How often do you think about how helpful reading really is? I’m sure you feel good when you read something that resonates with you, but do you ever wonder why? Don’t be surprised, but I have a list for you. If you think you don’t have enough time to read, maybe this list will help... Continue Reading →
Have you ever given an advice and the person that received it did nothing with it? How did you felt when that happened? Even though people need advices, they’re not always prepared to receive it because they’re not prepared to act upon it. Maybe they can’t or maybe they don’t want to do... Continue Reading →
The more specific I try to be in my speech, the more ambiguity I can notice in how my phrases initially try to come out. It’s interesting how something as common as language can create so many different thoughts and ideas, which can modify our behavior. Because of this, I’m reblogging my post about... Continue Reading →
If you think about a particular emotion, how many words can you use to express it? How many words do you know to express a different side of an emotion? There are more than you might think. I recently stumbled across a list of feelings with the associated words, and the list is... Continue Reading →
Provided by Betul Erbasi from betulerbasi.com Hey, it is me, Betul (betulerbasi.com)! I am here again to talk about something about languages. This time, let’s talk about language change! Let’s start this time with a guessing game this time. Guess which word the following pronunciation forms stand for (this is called phonetic transcription and we... Continue Reading →
Provided by Philosophy through Photography *originally posted on Philosophy through Photography The tongue is a fantastic organ! You Use it for speech, taste and decorative/culture ( tongue piercing). It’s a strong arsenal in your body. Tongue is a blessing and also your nemesis. It can make the difference between life & death, joy & sorrow.... Continue Reading →
There are people that talk too much, but how relevant are the things they say? We all know that communication isn’t just about the talking, but what if we’re expressing some ideas other people find obvious (like the water being wet)? Is that helpful or harmful? In theory, I think it’s helpful because... Continue Reading →
If we really think about it, where do most of the negative feelings come from? What triggers them? In my opinion, it’s a matter of communication. Either if we talk to other people or we talk to ourselves, we need to be specific in our speech so the message is proper transmitted. This increases... Continue Reading →
These two feelings are related and they can appear in the same time, but they are not the same even though it seems that we sometimes use one to express the other. It's not so much a big of a deal to use one to express the other, but being able to differentiate between... Continue Reading →
Good morning everybody!
Yesterday I had my first online video dialogue with someone. Dr Keith Beasley from Conscious Evolution Today invited me to have a conversation about communication (and not only) and even though it felt terrifying in the first place, it turned out to be an awesome experience!
Here it is (reblogged from Conscious Evolution Today)! I’m looking forward to see your thoughts about it!
In these days of instant, mass communications, when we can talk to pretty much anybody, anytime, anyplace we tend to take communications for granted. Which is a great shame because, all too often, quality of engagement is sacrificed for quantity. How often have you felt a given exchange, be it via e-mail, phone, social media or even face-to-face has been so superficial as to be a waste of time?
It doesn’t have to be like that.
We can all have deep and meaningful communications . . . if that’s what we choose.
It’s all about being conscious and being present as Keith discusses with Bogdan (DM) of Pointless Overthinking:
or, audio only:
Have you ever wondered what’s the reason for these silent moments we encounter while talking to someone? It’s like someone hits pause on our brain and all we can think of is What should I say now? And it’s probably the same for that person too since it takes two to have a conversation.... Continue Reading →
This communication topic is something that starts to fascinate me. The more I learn about it, the more I realize I am a novice at this. I’ll be paraphrasing Terrell Owens who said that we usually are waiting for the other person to stop talking so we can start expressing ourselves. Oh, it would... Continue Reading →
Rephrasing is a therapeutic technique developed by Carl Rogers which represents the expression in a more concise way whatever the other person just said (rephrasing is different from reframing which is another therapeutic method, but this second one is used for changing the context or the perspective with a different one that fits at... Continue Reading →
This is such a deep topic and I’ve found some more interesting ideas about communication which I want to share with you. Besides those 4 steps that I mentioned here, Jacques Salome and Sylvie Galland talk about different levels on which we’re expressing ourselves and in their book If Only I’d Listen to Myself... Continue Reading →
Jacques Salome and Sylvie Galland wrote in their book If Only I’d Listen to Myself the following: “To express does not mean to communicate because it’s only one way ticket, while communication is a two-ways ticket.” They also identified four steps that complete a true communication process: Expressing yourself; Getting confirmation that... Continue Reading →