I surrender my pretense and desire to impress. When I open my mouth, I commit to sharing whatever is going on with me, authenticly, and from the heart.
Friday, June 14, 2013
When I speak in platitudes and theory, it comes across much differently than when I speak from the heart. What makes for empathy among us, and enjoyment in each other's company, is when we talk about ourselves honestly, unafraid of our vulnerability or how we might appear. We are what we are and that's exactly what we're supposed to be. There is no need to pretend that we are anything other than that. If we do, we miss the chance for real connection, and our words, so carefully designed to impress, land flat and lifeless on the people before us.