We keep on talking, talking.

When we can’t face silence in the midst of conversations with our colleagues, with our teams, with our clients we’ve equated words with work. Or perhaps we’re afraid that silence might expose that we really have nothing to say.

And so we keep on speaking, filling the air with word after word, long after our words have become shallow, jargon, nothing-speak, space-killer, idle-talk.

In the endless talking, we’ve forgotten how to listen to ourselvesand to others.

And we’ve forgotten that in the quiet spaces, where there is room to breathe, that most of the important, difficult work is often, silently, being done.

Photo Credit: Jon Chevier™ via Compfight cc

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