Say it like it is, please.
This past week I have met with women who have very openly and honestly shared where they are with life situations. They didn't tiptoe over words, but allowed the words to tumble out as I quickly as I could catch them. I listened intently hearing key words that I could respond to from my heart. Real conversations that impacted both the speaker and the listener.
Those kinds of conversations are much more appealing to me than a lack of conversation that causes me to attempt to read between the lines. My imagination doesn't tiptoe over words, but instead seeks a way to provide a narrative that may never fit between the lines. Listening intently to nothingness only distances the heart from engaging in relationship. And perhaps that is what the non-speaker wants?
It brings me back to believing that in order to build relationships, real conversations are one of the best tools, wouldn't you say?
*Participating in Five Minute Free Writes
October 2014 - Day 8