Communication

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Communication and the Lost Art of Conversation

Published 17/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Communication and The Lost Art of Conversation

I’m here in a restaurant, no one is talking
Heads down
Peering into their hands
Their iPhone, their iPad, their electronic Screens

The screen that takes them away from reality
To other worlds of fantasy of dreams
Are they free or caught in a trap?
The world of lost communication, of direction being re-directed

Friends, families and loved ones
All heads down, fingers moving swiftly, click, click click
Sitting together with no conversation, no signs of life
All lost in their own little world

Worlds of self
Worlds of fantasy
Worlds of intrigue
Worlds of gossip

No love, no compassion, no cares here
In and out, one sight then the next
Moving on with no loyalty and no love lost
Today number one, tomorrow dead and gone

No face-to-face communication, no words spoken
Growing up, and growing old
No life skills, no interaction
All signs of visible life are lost

Confusion reigns and body language gone
The selfie to show whom you are
But are you that selfie or is it fake
Your alter Ego taking control

Where will it end?
The corporations richer, manipulating our fingers to their hearts desire
More controls over us, our thoughts, our lives
The lost art of communication

The End

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

The Four Agreements for Your Life

Published 16/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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The Four Agreements.

Be Impeccable with your Words
Don’t Make assumptions
Don’t take anything personally
Always do your best

Speaking with integrity, not speaking ill of yourself or gossiping about others, having the courage to speak up and ask questions, communicate clearly in order to be understood and not cause misunderstandings, drama or a crisis. Don’t take everything others say to heart, their words if against you are not really about you they are a reflection of how they feel about themselves and they do it to protect their own reality not yours, when you become immune to what others say and think of you, you will no longer feel like a victim. Always do your best for you, not just because of others. Stay healthy, do your best to live a good healthy life, you have a choice what you feed yourself and if you exercise or not…it’s your choice so do your best to make the right choices for your life and live it to the full 🙂

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

When did you last read a book to your child, take a walk in nature and..Talk?

Published 15/11/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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2013, were living in a fast paced world constantly chasing our tails to earn a living, to put food on our tables, to put clothes on our backs and to buy even more technology, iPhones, Galaxies, Blackberry’s, iPad’s, iMacs, Mac Pro’s, laptops of all shapes and sizes, every bigger and more powerful desktop computers, larger flat screen TV’s, Xboxes, controllers, wireless gadgets, faster internet connections, everything online on a cloud…and on and on it goes.

 

As a race we are dis-connecting, dis-connecting from each other, whilst we remain connected via computers, tablets and mobile phones, we are sadly however dis-connecting from a human-to-human communicative perspective. Just take a look around you, you will see couples, families, groups of friends out together, sitting in coffee shops, bars, restaurants, parks but they are all fixed to their electronic devices, they make little eye contact, don’t often speak and very seldom touch, hug or even smile to one another…..Sad but true!

 

When was the last time you played with your child, with your brother or sister or your family friends children, played football, soccer together, threw a ball, sat by a lake fishing, building dens, secret homes inside or outside, went for a walk in nature, walked the dogs together, went swimming as a family, read a book together, drew pictures together?…I could go on and on!

 

If you have the chance, put your phone, your tablet and your Xbox aside this weekend and play some old fashioned games, speak to each other, re-connect on a human level and enjoy what life was and can be again because personal communication can be the start of making our world a better place, it can be the start of dialogue between countries, between political parties, it can help us eradicate our differences, bring us closer together and maybe even bring peace to our world.

Go on, give it a try!

 Namaste with Love

‘Always’

Mark

The Lost Art of Communication, it Breaks Your Heart

Published 23/09/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

I’ve posted on this subject before but when I saw this short video from Thailand it brought tears to my eyes again….Why oh why do we continue to act this way? My wife and I went out for lunch yesterday and everywhere we looked families, couples, parents and their children and teenagers were all doing this exact same thing…Texting, surfing the net, on-line gaming…but not communicating….It’s becoming a selfish world with no connection and no communication…No wonder were always at war, in conflict and people are homeless and on the streets…we have lost interest in each other. lost interest in communicating through body language and conversation on a face to face level..

So sad 😦

Namaste

Mark

Chatterbox – Take a Seat and Make a New Friend

Published 27/12/2012 by inspiringyourspirit

Please watch this inspiring short video…I don’t know why but I cried watching this..maybe its because I see all the hurt, hatred and sadness in this world and the lack of direct communication between individuals…This video inspired me to want to create a Chatterbox for my community here in Shanghai…What do you think?..I would love to hear your thoughts on this idea, do you think it’s a good idea?..Would you try it out?

Namaste

Mark

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