There is a great temptation to try to talk our way out of problems, out of trouble, and into solutions. And since we know that when you are talking you aren’t listening, and listening is an essential element to learning, that means that our human reflexes can lead us down the wrong path when we are faced with a crisis. The chances that we can talk our way to an answer to a difficult challenge without learning something new are slim and none.
Here’s a simple suggestion: Try the Silence Option. Just be quiet and listen; Or be quiet and reflect; Or just be quiet and rest. One thing is certain, taking a moment of silence in the midst of a crisis is a lot better than panicking, overreacting, or speaking in haste- all of which are certain to make the situation worse.
If those words aren’t poetic enough for you, try these, courtesy of the late great Darryl Dawkins:
After everything has been said and done, There is nothing left to say or do.
In that case, JUST BE. It is hard to argue with that logic so I hope you will give it a try next time you find yourself throwing many paragraphs of dialogue at a problem that seems to be fueled by them rather than weakened by them. Good Luck & Godspeed.
∞ Thanks for checking in- Do your thing today and I’ll see you tomorrow π