Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Power of Conversation

How do you view conversation? Is it just a method to command others, relate facts and figures, or, perhaps, describe your emotions?

Have you ever considered the fact that conversation has the ability to change the world? In fact, conversation is a very powerful tool that allows one to transform another's way of thinking -- to let him or her see the world with a new perspective.

Some of us think we have nothing of interest about which to talk, and yet others believe everything they say is of the utmost importance -- any everyone has to hear about it!

There are many types of conversations one can have, including self-talk, family talk, work talk, and leisure talk.

Self-talk is thinking aloud. We discuss, debate and arrive at decisions by using self-talk.

Family talk is listening to the members of your family while they try out their wings in a safe environment. At home, they make discoveries about how to navigate the world. Then, they go out and attempt to use those discoveries with others in the outside world.

Work talk is technical talk. It covers talk on which you feel confident to express opinions and educate others.

Leisure talk, perhaps, is the most difficult to have for some. This is talk, either, when you first meet someone, are out on a date, or are with friends in social settings. This is the type of conversation about which many people find themselves feeling awkward with nothing of import to say.

This exactly the time when you can become your most courageous and powerful self!

Conversations are not so much about relaying facts, but helping others to discover new ideas and ways of looking at the world. As widows and widowers you have experienced a life altering event. Death, as no other occurrence, teaches the survivor more about life than anything else. By adopting a positive view point about what has happened to you, you can enlighten the world. You can make a difference about how people respond to survivors of loss. You can show them courage under duress and how to realize that tragedy is a great opportunity for spiritual and mental growth. Be a messenger with your conversation and change how the world views life and death.

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