In Celebration of Small Things: A Deep and Meaningful Conversation

In Celebration of Small Things: A Deep and Meaningful Conversation

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In these days of excessive technological communication, increasing emotional detachment and isolation from fellow humans, a deep and meaningful conversation with another is a rare and precious gift. To be willing to share-painful experiences as well as joyous ones- and to be received and listened to at a deep level creates beautiful and beneficial change at every level of our heart, soul and body. I had such a conversation this week and want to celebrate and cherish the experience.
We now live in a world where couples and families going out to dinner and friends meeting for coffee, can be seen sitting in silence connected to their phones or tablets, only occasionally looking up to give their companions fleeting eye contact. It’s so ‘de rigueur ’ today that it’s no longer considered rude as we have become unconscious sufferers of attention deficit trait. The truth is, although I talk constantly with family and friends, because of the constant technological interruptions we never seem to get  back to the point in the conversation where were interrupted, and so I wonder if we know each other at all. How did we get to be like this?

Most of us are enslaved by the ping of a phone message, incoming email or even Facebook notification and end up being constantly diverted from the really important things of life. Like friendships and relationships- including the one we have with ourselves.
‘La Droit de Déconnexion’ The right to disconnect from technology is something which France is considering so that workers can be prevented from the stress of being constantly available to receive  communications from their employer. It’s a right we should all seek to act on so that we can have a deeper connection with ourselves and those we care about.

9 thoughts on “In Celebration of Small Things: A Deep and Meaningful Conversation

  1. I agree. As an introvert, I value time alone and deeper conversation ather than the dreaded small talk. My phone is only turned on when I leave the house (just in case I need it). I’m not a phone-girl.

    You have some wonderful photos. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hubby and I got away for a break last weekend. Went to the beach and watched the waves, and we had some great conversations. Something we have so little time for usually. But I also texted for the first time – hated it! LOL

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  3. I love all the beautiful pics you post every week. I almost feel like I’m there with you. I don’t have a smart phone and never sign up for any notifications. In fact, when I’m out with my friend, I often don’t even hear my husband trying to call me on the phone. I don’t know what people are thinking to be so attached to instant notifications, etc. On the other hand, I really appreciate it when someone responds quickly to an email, tweet or post from me. I think the French law would be great for workers. Leave the work in the office! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Awww thanks Lexa. I use my tablet to take the pics, these are of the Gold Coast where Im currently staying. Its the nicest part of the coast,, the rest is very….Brisvegas. I’m doing a cou6rs4 on Mindfulness at the moment (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mindfulness-wellbeing-performance) in which gratitude is presented as an important component in being present and savouring life. I instantly thought of your blog and the wonderful opportunity it presents each week to focus on the hood stuff of life. Thanks once again

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  4. Lovely pictures. Especially the waterways bring back memories.
    I’ve been noticing lately how much more everyone seems to be staring at their devices as well. Luckily, I’ve managed to stay away from a cell phone, so people actually have to call me in the traditional way (except for emails on laptop, of course). There’s nothing better than a nice conversation because there’s so much more to communication that words.

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  5. Conversation, indeed. I am so glad I teach preschool because I can instill the importance of conversation, literacy, language and reading aloud in so many ways. Hopefully the next generation will do better than today. Thank you for a great post!

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