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Honest Communication and Connection
Are you struggling to connect with others?
“One of the reasons why we struggle to connect with each other, authentically, is that we don't show each other our true selves,” she says. “In order to make effective change, you have to actually be seen, and you have to actually see the real other people.”
Watch the video to hear Glennon’s thoughts on building real connections.
Words are everything because words are the way that I, you know we have these bodies, but words are the way that I can show my insides to other people. That's how I can connect with my true self with other people's true selves. The first time that I started typing words and saw them on my screen, I felt more like I was looking into a mirror than I ever do actually looking into a mirror. It's like, finally being free. And I think that when we are truthful, when we try to think of the truest words we can in any situation, not the right words, but the truest ones and offer them vulnerably to another human being, that's when the magic happens, because that's when another real person can say, "Oh my God, me too, I'm actually seeing inside somebody's fake representative."
And whether, no matter where that is, whether that's in writing, whether that's in an office, everything, all success has to do with two people believing in each other, and trusting each other. Effective communication, honest communication, gentle communication, that's where all progress begins.
Glennon Doyle is The New York Times best-selling author of "Love Warrior" and "Carry On, Warrior." She is an activist, speaker and founder of Together Rising, which has raised more than $11 million for women, families and children in ...
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