|LOVE LOVE LOVE! I give myself permission to be silent. I don't have to articulate my experience to have it (thanks InterPlay)! (all art by Hallelujah Truth)|
What can you love about where you are now?
"If you want to be truly understood, you need to say everything three times, in three different ways. Once for each ear...and once for the heart."
-Paula Underwood Spencer (from Mark Nepo's "The Book of Awakening")
|SAY IT ONE TIME FOR THE HEART. How would that heartspeak be expressed? What would it sound or look like?|
Like Mark Nepo writes in The Book of Awakening, I too have "felt so unheard that when asked a question after speaking my heart, I'd take it as rejection or criticism." Now, I know with all of my body wisdom, that gaining understanding or communicating myself successfully may require creative repetition:
"If you want to be truly understood, you need to say everything three times, in three different ways...."
In this past year, I have broadened and deepened my communication skills through the practice of InterPlay, a system with improvisational tools that allow me multiple avenues for saying what I need to say! YaY!
I LOVE playing and connecting with others, expanding my range of being, and being more present to myself and others in my warm creative worldwide community.
Right now, it thrills me to think about how to manifest my ideas in three different ways. What possible forms might they take, especially the one directed towards speaking to the heart?
I LOVE communicating! Let's all try to work together to be understood. And, perhaps, we can make subtle changes in our word choices as we move towards listening and hearing what each other says. I suggest substituting the word "work" for "play."
PLAYFULLY we might ease towards one another and experiment with different forms. When we meet, we could babble back and forth. Or maybe, we could extend our hands toward one another and create a one hand dance together. I might invite you to tell me a big body story and you could move all around the room while talking. Oh! There are so many fun ways to PLAY on the way to being understood!
That's Coffee With Hallelujah! If you have time for coffee, you have time to create!
SOUL BLOG with me and let me know what it is you LOVE right now!
I LOVE HALLELUJAH TRUTH. I AM LOVE and I AM NOT LOVE.
Wonderful rich post. I'm really taking to heart that Nepo quote about 3 times - that feels like such a profound thing to explore more deeply. And I must say, I LOVE your art!ReplyDelete
Deborah your comments mean a lot to me, knowing what a wordsmith you are who can use words to express deep meaning. Thank you!Delete
Absolutely love your artwork and it seems we're on the same wavelength. Play is my thing, too.ReplyDelete
Tat! One of the main reasons I blog is to find like-minded Souls! So I have succeeded in meeting you! I am so happy! And thanks for the compliments regarding my art! YaY!Delete
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE this blog and I love the quote: "If you want to be truly understood, you need to say everything three times, in three different ways. Once for each ear...and once for the heart."ReplyDelete
Christine! We can play around with this quote in InterPlay! Maybe even today when we meet!Delete
love every word of this and I love all the ways you express yourself. I am thinking deeply about the different ways I could be communicating. Thank you.ReplyDelete
What a powerful word LOVE is! Just your using it twice thrilled me! Hope to learn more about your ways of communicating!Delete
Creative repetition. This is fascinating! I am going to ponder it. Thank you, Ruth! xxReplyDelete
I love this reminder to play -- and to listen to myself from my own heart. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Very touching post! Love the quote from the Mark Nepo book. I am writing that one down. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I am learning to listen and make decisions with my heart. It has been an ongoing lesson as my mind tends to want to take over but it feels so good when I listen to my heart.