Satya

The theme that keeps coming up loud and clear for me this week is communication. Struggles with misunderstandings, feeling unheard, and just being so over hearing people talk shit about other people. 

At the end of the day, all we have is our word. Yet that can get so misaligned. 

In-person verbal communication is complicated enough on it's own. "What did she mean when she said this?" or "Do you think this means he likes me?" Layer in texting and emojis and communication becomes a clusterfuck. It has become very easy for things to get misconstrued, feelings to get hurt and for us to veil what we are really trying to say.

In my own messy conversations this week, the word satya keeps coming to mind.

Satya is one of the yamas - the yogi moral code - and it means truthfulness in speech. It stands for conscious communication - considering how what you say, how you say it and how it will  come across the others. I love that line: conscious communication.

Seen in Vancouver.... exhibit by Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

Seen in Vancouver.... exhibit by Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

If we all just took the extra moment to think about how our words reverberated on this planet, myself included, I have a strong feeling our conversations would sound a lot different. Take a moment to consider the impact of the words you are speaking. Own everything that is coming out of your pie-hole. If you have a tendency to dish on other people, consider going on a shit-talking diet. It's like eating clean... except it's talking clean.

Satya: speak your truth. Say what you need to say to the right people. Be a conscious communicator. It's your word, and ultimately - it's all you've got.

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