“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
― C.S. Lewis
Today’s draw talks about how our words shape friendships and close relationships. When we are precise and say what we mean, friendships grow and prosper. When we withhold, the relationships flounder. When we exaggerate, we plunge head first into various states of delusion.
It is tempting to say and promise more than what our heart is capable of if we believe it will please another, yet doing so brings imbalance to the soul as well as the relationship. We lose integrity and open ourselves to drama. We see what we want to see and our lies take on a life of their own, warping reality.
It is equally tempting to withhold, out of fear of causing any sort of disturbance to ourselves or the other person. This can be felt on a cellular level if you are sensitive to energy. The energy of withholding is so stifling that every cell of the organism suffers with symptoms of asphyxiation.
“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Honest communication that frees the heart and aligns us both vertically and horizontally is possible today.