First let me tell how this came about. I’m preparing for an important change in my professional life and for an important meeting that may kick start it. The last two months have been spent between panic attacks and mind-blowing excitement.
Putting my thoughts together on how to move forward has taken a lot of my energies, whether spent in coming up with ideas or dealing with self-doubt.
I somewhat have a model in my mind, on how to go about bringing to organizations what I do. But declining this model into practical concepts has not been easy. Often my ideas are nothing more than inspirations, intuitions, and dreams. Would anybody listen to my dreams?
Last week I thought I almost nailed it. And with that central construct (let’s call it construct A) as the center point, I went about creating the framework. Yet, on some levels it did not seem to flow and resonate.
This morning a friend said that when 1st December comes she’s hit by Christmas preparations, plans, and to do’s.
I noticed yesterday, when I realized I had completely forgotten the Advent’s Calendar for my children, that December for me doesn’t yet mean Christmas. There’s another date to attend, before I can let my mind be taken over by Christmas preparations.
December for me is the month of systemic cancer checks - It’s actually not quite as bad as it sounds.
As I’m working on preparing two workshops centered around COMMUNICATION and EXPRESSION, I get to reflect on the link between these two concepts.
It certainly strikes me as a sign from the Universe that these two amazing opportunities have presented to me at the very same time – a workshop on Mindfulness & Creative Expression and a workshop on Conscious Communication. Both of them in cooperation with amazing professionals.
Are COMMUNICATION and EXPRESSION the same thing? How are they different? How are they connected? There is nothing scientific or rigorous in what I’m about to say here. These are nothing more than my 9:00 in the morning reflections.
I sit here drinking my tea, soon I’ll be heading off to my Mindfulness course and we will be talking about communication. Another thing, which I don’t feel like dismissing as a coincidence (as if I even believed in them). My assignment this week was about Difficult Communications and this very same morning I had a really difficult one. So let’s start with this real-life example.