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A Great Conversation

By CreativeWings, 28 February, 2011, No Comment

Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against; not with the wind.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

When was the last time you had a great conversation?

I mean, a conversation that really made you think, challenged something you thought was true, and possibly made you reconsider your position on something.

Who did you have it with? A love? A friend? A coworker?

If you are like me, sometimes when I’m talking with a someone, I’m thinking about what I need to do or say next, planning what I’m going to have for dinner that night, or just focused elsewhere.

Great conversations require your full attention. They require you to listen to what is being said, focus fully on what is going on at that exact moment and your full participation.

This is on my mind because I spent a wonderful evening with a friend recently, and we got onto a topic that I was surprised to find we had different perspectives on. Because we were both willing to speak AND hear what the other was saying, we walked away from the conversation with a different understanding of each other, and I walked away with my perspective changed.

We have opportunities daily to connect with each other, to learn and to grow.

When was the last time you had a great conversation?