The single biggest problem in communication
is the illusion that it has taken place.
—George Bernard Shaw
Duff here. As I watch the World go by, I notice how many Times People struggle to communicate. Misunderstandings can lead to romantic Tiffs. Or even Breakups. Sigh. A difference in Opinion can stop a conversation. Oh no! A question can be interpreted as a Challenge. Yikes! Often, these Disagreements are swept under the rug. And They fester. All living in that stuck place.
But Uncle Silas had a different approach altogether. He was the Master of the Direct Approach. He loved to have His tummy rubbed. Yes, He did. For hours on end, His Owner (the One who Fed and Walked Him) would scratch His Belly. That was good communication, for My Uncle would indicate His pleasure with tail Wags and Sighs. Sometimes even a contented Woof or two. When the Attention stopped? Silas was at the Ready, jumping onto Laps and even getting into Faces. That’s straightforward communication, I’d say. A clear message for sure. Living unstuck.
How about You? Do You communicate in a Direct Fashion? Or do You maneuver and Mosey around the Issue? I say: Be polite, but direct. Sometimes in life, a little clarification is necessary. Take it from Uncle Silas: It does pay off to push a bit on occasion. Living unstuck. #unstuck-living#communication-problems