5710Communication and Communion
- Apr 1, 2003Communication:
This is when we use words and symbols to convey our meaning to
another. This is difficult because one may place a different
significance to the expressions used than was intended.
Additionally, the syntax and grammar that is used in the
communication can further distort what was meant.
... Communications can be twisted and distorted, and result in an
over dependence on words and concepts leading to misunderstandings,
dead-ends, and cleaver retorts, which only get one more and more
trapped in words and counter-words, concepts and counter-concepts,
resulting in more and more misunderstandings.
To commune with another is to understand, effortlessly, the meaning
of what is being conveyed - even though the words may not be
understood at all!
This demands that one's mind remains open and receptive to what is
being communicated, so that one is able to feel directly the actual
intended meaning that exists behind all the words and concepts being
I think his takes real affection for another, and it cannot be
accomplished if one already too busy interpreting everything
according to one's particular bias or existing prejudices, or if one
is already too busy formulating one's response.
... In communion there is unity with another so completely that
you feel as though you are one with them - you are them, and you so
understand them completely - regardless of what words they are using
to express themselves, even if not in detail.
Communion seems to be natural and spontaneous at the very moment
... There is no self-interest.
With love and affection,
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