One Word at a Time
The way in which we communicate with others can be a blessing or a curse. For example, we can uplift and inspire others with our words or our words can degrade and break down others. It truly matters what we say!
Dorothy says when we communicate, it should be done so with loving kindness and understanding. By communicating with loving kindness and understanding, we try our hardest to not hurt another’s feelings. When we are being communicated to, we may hear words that stir our pot. In those cases, it is imperative to not respond in anger or any other negative emotion, as responding while feeling these negative emotions will taint only our words and result in hurt feelings all around. Moreover, we may not agree with what the other(s) are communicating, but it is good to understand their intent, their perspective. By seeing from a different perspective, we can see all sides. We may even reveal some limiting beliefs about ourselves that we didn’t realize before. In this case, we can and will grow as a person.
Indeed, when we communicate with kindness, fairness and compassion, we will effectively be teaching others how to treat us. By thinking about what our needs and wants are and conveying those, by listening to and understanding different perspectives and by honoring our words by being thoughtful are all ways in which we will become more effective communicators. By becoming more effective communicators, we will become the change we want to see in the world, one word at a time! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️