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Our "choice" of words is a reflection of the conversation that takes place within ourselves (over a lifetime) and not with the other (over minutes).

I have faith in the notion that the more we negotiate meaning with our selves the more appropriate our speech becomes with others - abundance is a word we give to describe this long and difficult journey.

By the way, your friend is wise.


This was an awesome post. People don't always stop to think about the miracle behind language. It's absolutely fascinating.

@Teresa - I went back to read your post and found lots of magic in the comments there. I'm thinking that energy is a good starting point for and action plan. You told your story with emotion and we responded in kind - emotion leads to action. I'm personally very grateful to have you in my life and would love to help in any way I can.

@Christian - it was a conversation with a dear friend a few years ago that illuminated for me something really important: information can be a burden. We should take care of honoring the peace and context of the other. That is why I think about conversation as negotiation. Good thoughts, thank you.

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