Sometimes our best advice is ours for the taking. What do you constantly preach to others that would serve you just as well, or better?
I’ve been working on a new writing assignment for the past few days. I’m writing a speech on the topic of communication for a friend. He’s presenting this info at a district conference for a multi-tiered, billion dollar company, listed 249 out of 500 top companies to work for by fortune 500.
In one paragraph, I wrote, (inspired by meetings, “self help,” variety-books, Buddhism, and a touch of Christianity, “
There aren’t issues within relationships that can be fixed if we’re not the answer. This is true of home, and work related relationships. Humans, in relation to each other and events have three points of reference: yours, the truth and mine. Of course we all think our experiences in situations represent the absolute truth, and they do to a degree. What our vantage point does is convey our feelings, and feelings can’t be wrong or right because they’re not facts. And that’s the problem with communication; we’re all coming from our individual perspectives, which include, our experiences, and our limitations. In order to do move closer to the objective truth we have to be the solution. It starts by changing how we interact with others. It’s both futile and unjust to assume someone else is supposed to bend to fill the problem-mold.”
Boy, oh Boy, could someone please just inject that concept into my veins? It’s so damn hard to remember especially when every green light, to go into my “Core Issues” in overdrive is being lit up by a second party. My foot is heavy on the petal once I’m set in motion.
What would happen if we just stopped reacting and started sensing through the senses of objectivity, or even better, our counterparts to conversations and actions? Would that really be “Shalom,” or World Peace? Would it be the second coming of christ? Would the world then be considered “enlightened”?
I don’t know, but I tell you what, it will be a frick, fracking, freaking miracle if my words actually help this company. You know what? I believe they can.