How Love Speaks
Often in strange ways.
For many, the ability to drop into the fullness of our emotional scale is terrifying. Instead of the many keys on a piano, the white and dark, we might be limited to 3 or 4.
This a result of our culture, our upbringing, our need to protect ourselves from the harsh and damaging as children.
Our society finds emotional scale confronting. We want safe and steady. Easier to go to a movie, sit in a dark space and go for the emotional rollercoaster than to bring this into our lives and workspaces.
We fumble to speak love.
We might instead see it in the small touches, the little acts, the generous gestures. The person who stays in a conversation when leaving is easier.
Hollywood has taught us that it is the grand gestures. The romance. And we might long for this.
Do not discount the small, the tangential.
Reach for the dictionary of love. It speaks with a thousand words, in colours, picture, actions, silence, stillness…and most often, those from whom we long to hear love spoken speak to us in a language we have yet to learn.
Photo taken May 2nd, 2019
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About Dr Christine McDougall
A STEWARD TO MAP MAKERS – TO ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS WHO ARE WRTING THE NEW MAPS FOR THEIR ENTERPRISE FOR A WORLD WITH A FUTURE
Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.
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