There are two perpetual processes that happen within us. The first one breathing which is a life long process and which happens involuntarily whether we are in sleep or awake.
The second one communication. We communicate with people around us or communicate within our-self when we are not in sleep. Besides, we also keep communicating unconsciously in our dreams during our sleep. Dreams may not be regular, but dreams are a sort of communication with the unknown things and depths.
While breathing gives us life, communication makes our life. While we have nothing to do with the process of breathing unless during the time of Yoga or Meditation, it is the process and act of communication that we have every thing to do with. All the words like who, whom, when, what, how much, and where apply to communication like:
- what to communicate
- where to communicate
- how to communicate
- how much to communicate
- when to communicate
- who to communicate with whom
These observations play a vital role during our interactions with the God, parents, spouse, elders, children, colleagues, senior colleagues, strangers and many others. Over communication to our-self and within our-self (introversion) is also undesirable.
Communication as we all know is passive, active, verbal, oral, written, bodily, multilingual, multilevel, and multidimensional. Communication should always be precise, concise and tender. Atharva Veda says communication should be soft and tender worded.
We achieve our personal and professional objectives through communication. Right communication wins over a girl friend. We know what happens if the same goes wrong. A project is achieved through communication. Whether it is a meeting, written document, drawing, diagram, visual piece, dispute, argument, trust, secrecy. Every thing is a communication. Project management consists of only these things or more related. Thus, if we are able to maintain right and precise communication we can achieve successful projects. One can become a successful professional.
A composed, cool and pointed communication can win over your enemies. The content of your communication how much ever precise and contextual it may be, it will not bring in desired results when conveyed in anger or outbursts.
Every other situation which went wrong or which went right has some thing to do with our communication. It could be personal relations or professional interactions. A Doctor’s kind word works better than the vials he inject, an empathetic tone acts as a succor, a magic word makes the project team more productive, and a silent communication with the God can give us an eternal peace.
There is always some thing to correct in our communication as life is a perpetual learning process and we need to live our life in peace and harmony.