Conversation: “oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas”
- Merriam Webster Dictionary
I’m sure we’ve all heard someone say “no one talks to each other anymore. The phones ruin that connection…blah blah blah.”
Well, I have been that someone. Nothing irks me more than speaking to someone who cannot be present with the interactions I share with them.
Anyway, the word and concept of conversation came to me a few months ago. I realized how much I enjoy having them. Especially when I travel to new places. It’s very grounding for me.
If you’ve been following my platform for a while, you know how much I vouch for doing everything with intention. To be honest I’m just now getting used to it. It was only a year ago when I started applying it to my everyday life. Ever since I saw the difference it makes, I’m proud of myself for doing my best to make every move I make and word I speak intentional. It ensues such clarity, structure and most importantly, creates a space for an aligned flow – no matter who I’m speaking to.
So… conversations… when was the last time you actually enjoyed having it with someone or a group of people? I’m not talking about with people who constantly pick up their phone and record everything in mid conversation or interrupt before you can finish (If these things apply to you, that’s okay. It’s never too late to know better so you can do better. I’ve been guilty of them too.), but the ones who are present and have an AWARENESS if it’s a conversation where it is the time to listen, speak, give advice or share. Oh! And those who make eye contact. Mhhm.
In life, I am all about quality; therefore, I decided to apply that to something as simple as a conversation. I wish I started doing it since I learned how to speak (okay I know I’m reaching LMAO).
Whatever emotion, feeling or thoughts you may have during a conversation, being true to ourselves and those we interact with boosts the quality of each word in my opinion. Even if we agree or disagree with the things that are being shared.
Give it a try if you haven’t. Pay attention. Listen. Hear yourself and others out with NO judgements. Just observe.
Ask yourself if you would have a conversation with yourself.
How do you want to improve the conversations you choose to have?
Who are the ones you feel heard from?
How can YOU be a better listener?
Don’t underestimate the power of words. From now on, make every conversation count!