Understanding What I Mean Not Necessarily What I SayA friend of mine posted the quote below on facebook this morning, and I really like it. I try to communicate openly, honestly and clearly, but the message doesn't always come out the way I intended, especially when emotions cloud my vision. However, I do endeavor to craft messages completely with love, compassion, sensitivity and courage.
It can be very scary to put yourself out there, one-to-one or in a public forum. This site can be cathartic, especially with the anonymity, and I'm thankful for that.
It is not nearly so important how well a message is received as how well it is sent. You cannot take responsibility for how well another accepts your truth; you can only ensure how well it is communicated. And by how well, I don't mean merely how clearly; I mean how lovingly, how compassionately, how sensitively, how courageously and how completely.
~ Neale Donald Walsch
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