Have a Dialogical Experience

January 10, 2018

How much time do you spend on your computer?  How about texting on your phone?  Oh, and watching television?  If you are like almost everyone, you spend way too much time on devices, binging on television, listening to podcasts and way too little time engaging in meaningful conversation with others.  Real dialogues.  You know, the kind where you listen to what the other person is saying, and learning from the conversation.  The kind of dialogue where responses are genuine, not prepared answers being developed while the other person is speaking. 

Well, if you haven't given much thought to the dialogical experience, now is the perfect time to put the devices away, shut off the tv and grab a cup of coffee with that client, friend, mentee, or family member.  Reconnect and reboot meaningful connections. 

 

The quote "Have a Dialogical Experience" is from a conversation I had with Rabbi Niles Goldstein.  How can we have worthwhile relationships if we don't have two-way conversations?  He said we should all have dialogical conversations. We all know the importance of relationships and meaningful connections.  So, why not make time each day to have purposeful communication with others!

 

 

 

 

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