Just lately I have been thinking about communication and how we are all doing the best we can with what we have got and where we are. But perhaps we could strive for more 'soul level' communication and that would be a start in a new way of communicating.
It would involve letting go of some of the masks, barriers and shields and that in turn would opens us up to the risk of being hurt, which is obviously why people don't do it very often.
Humans need the shields and the barriers, as underneath we all still contain the innocent child who got wounded by "life".
So we are on the defensive and we mistake our viewpoints for 'us' and when our views are attacked, then we feel attacked and not understood and at a subconscious level often angry and rejected.
That seems to be the nature of us as humans, we didn't come with an instruction manual, we are all wounded, we are all flawed, we are all dealing with it.
So that brings us back to honest communication.
We can start by examining truly 'where we are coming from' in our exchanges with others, for instance are we trying to 'be right'? are we trying to make others 'wrong'? are we trying to 'point prove'?.
Lets keep in mind that behind the masks of each and every one of us there is a soul, an energy, trying as best they can to get the knack of life, of dealing with their feelings, their thoughts, themselves.
I've thought about it and I am willing to change patterns, I am willing to communicate honestly and remember who is behind the mask.
"We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin."
- André Berthiaume
Posted by Susannah