I’m reading a book about teaching communication skills. Everything it says is good and sound and mostly useless.
Skill is not what’s missing when it comes to communicating. You were born into the world a master of communication and nothing will change that.
What’s missing in your conversations is presence. Presence is the difference between listening and listening to your listening. As soon as you get outside your always already listening, there is your mastery, patiently abiding.
There too is your love and wonder.
Image: Approach to a City III (1969) by Jeffrey Smart