Context and premise. Is it accurate to assert that communication is the true medium of our human interactions? Is evolution conceivable without communication? After all, great prophets, religious figures, artistic or political movements grew in strength and recognition through the articulation and communication of ideas. All great ideas have to be communicated to give them wings.
On an evolutionary scale, the need to communicate gave us the capacity to speak by expressing sounds, without which it would be unfathomable to imagine recorded history and all the myriads of advancements that followed. Therefore, communication through its various modes and means acts as a medium, which facilitates the accomplishment of our everyday wishes, goals, visions and aspirations.
Communication permeates everything we do and it literally confirms who we are; it validates it, otherwise why would we attempt to communicate with what we see, hear, touch and feel? We contemplate things around us every moment of the day. We are constantly initiating actions in the direction of objects and people around us. When we do not receive communication back, we usually get concerned or worried, and according to countless studies we can trace lack of communication to forms of anxiety, schizophrenia, neurosis and other mental illnesses. Therefore, we can safely assert that a great deal of our well-being depends on good communication.
At birth, there is only pure being–a state of bliss, which is strangely enough a state of permanent communication with everything. Nothing is missing and we are at peace and one with everything. We come into the world with permanent affinity and relatedness: two cornerstones for understanding the world we live in.
As ego develops, so does a sense of separation and isolation. The world is now seen as out there and as having to prove one’s existence to others and the world. We begin to experience a break or drop from our natural and graceful state without understanding why. Fueled by all forms of pressure, the focus is now on thinking out strategies to achieve success. We seem to be spending our lives trying to reconnect with that original state of being and perfect communication model. We live for the tomorrow that never quite arrives.
Accomplishment is both a function and a matter of effective communication. Growth and development are also functions of communication. Communication brings about the animation of our behavior patterns, which in turn bring about the animation of the pursuit of goals through all the clever means we employ. It is the attempt to communicate that brings about the world we live in, day in and day out. Communication sets things in motion as it literally organizes our behavior and ultimately generates the results we all seek to produce!
The Trinity of accomplishment: (1) Growth and Development, (2) Results and (3) Satisfaction. Well-being is intimately connected to having a well-deserved or earned sense of satisfaction with what we do and whom we are with. Paradoxically, we habitually and sometimes obsessively cultivate results ethics at the expense of satisfaction. It is all about results and the pressure of achievement with very little concern for personal growth, healthy development and hence, genuine satisfaction.
Our capacity for gratification and pleasure is highly dependent on our ultimate intentions and process in communication. If satisfaction is merely a hope, then it has no chance to manifest. Conversely, if satisfaction becomes a clear intention we will take more time to evaluate not only the opportunities that come our way but how we respond to these opportunities.
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