The Essence of Communication

At the heart of most human communications are words of some kind. What are words? They appear to be one or two-dimensional manifestations of concepts, thoughts and ideas that we wish to express to one another. In their purest form, they express observations of what IS, or appears to be. At their most basic, words are descriptive, neutral symbols. Ice cream and murder are equivalent at that level. There is no value afforded to either under such a template of communication. It is only as we add value that they shift in meaning, constantly incorporating distortions across time and space. Over time, and with the continual growth of technology, cultural exchange and the human capacity to imagine, language has shifted to a weightier and more Continue reading The Essence of Communication

Love is in the Actions

Ah Love. Here we go again. I think Tim Hardin says it so well in his song, Reason to Believe, when he writes: ‘If I listened long enough to you I’d find a way to believe that it’s all true Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried Still I look to find a reason to believe.’ I find myself with so many questions, as I contemplate these words. The lies I’ve told myself for love. How many times have I promised myself to follow my heart, and to recognise that words not backed up by actions are not an accurate description of love? Love is in the actions. It’s speaking the truth of your heart and acting in alignment with those words. How many Continue reading Love is in the Actions