Speaking From What We Are


It’s lovely to have a thought or question from another, from what they are, because it’s an invitation to find our thought, to find ourselves, to really learn and discover. Often people do not know how precious these conversational gifts can be, or they would share themselves more lavishly. They do not see what an adventure it is.

Sometimes we speak, not from what we are, but from what we imagine ourselves to be. Sometimes it’s a creative act-as-if, and sometimes just pretense, a kind of groping in the dark.

But in real talk we would speak from what we are, and that speaking would be an act of discovery. But if we’re frozen in shyness, how will we discover, how will we find the open road of adventure? We can’t achieve unless we assert ourselves and speak the facts as we see them. We can’t relate to people unless we have a thought, say it straight, make it heard.

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