Many perspectives insights come through the Friday Talking Circles, or they could be described as a Talking Meditation. For those new to the experience, we have a set of guidelines that help create and the container and space, and then we utilize meditative techniques to communication and cultivate awareness. Feel open to join in anytime.
One of the resounding themes or comments made during this gathering was that "God is an Atheist". That statement is up for interpretation, and one would have to be there to hear that person's version of it. I am sharing as it resounded with a few people and served as a moment of contemplation and reflection.
We also covered and discussed the power of listening and the different ways or faculties of listening. I discussed and shared about listening to more than just the words. I often refer to Albert Mehrabian's percentages of communication. He states that the aspects of communication are 7% words, 38% tone, and 55% body language or feeling. I shared a recent event where a person sent me a message with words, but intuitively or feeling wise I was able to pick up on a different signal. For my method of communication, a person may share something using beautiful words yet if the tone or vibration of what they are saying is not congruent, I disregard the words and give more attention or respond to the tone or physiology.
It then sparked a topic of poetry and the words in poetry being congruent or like music, and the power or studies of music and its effect on several aspects of the brain. This gathering was quite profound and unique. The overall synergy of sharing and discussion pointing towards vibration, sounds, words, and frequency of sending and receiving messages. It culminated for me as each person representing a unique sound, tone, or frequency in their overarching theme of life.
Each attendee walked away with a unique take away or benefit from listening and sharing. Many thanks to the continued members and attendees who gather each Friday to talk and/or listen in a unique way.
If interested, here is more information about Albert Mehrabian’s communication model.