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MISCONSTRUING ''THE POWER OF SILENCE'' & ''MISUSING SILENCE'' !
Using ''Silence'' in a situation where the ''Power of Conversation'' is a must , is one of the major causes for ''problems / challenges to aggravate'' and to never reach a ''solution stage'' in our professional and personal lives.
Take a look at some of the ''situations'' where ''silence turns into our enemy'' making us humans feel powerless...below'':
1) Do you adopt a ''perturbing silence'' as a ''Leader'' in a tough fire-fighting professional situation with your team...leaving them to grope in the dark ? This can result in further misinterpretations, lack of guidance and the possibility of them committing further blunders....Never let ''a communication breakdown'' disrupt ''professional competencies'' ! Speak up and clear the air....bring them all together towards solving the professional issues on hand be it with respect to a project, client or internal issue.
2) ''Conversations between couples'' is essential to build a long-lasting relationship based on profound friendship, love , growth and commitment. One of the reasons why some of the ''good marriages never turned great'' but instead , turned bitter is because of ''silence which came in disguise of suppression''...Issues when not discussed at the right time....only worsen.... resulting further into ''ego tussles''....portrayed through ''cold war''...where the couple doesn't speak....yet their bitter non-verbal communication (through their body language) is what ''shouts out loud'' through the ''perturbing silence'' in their homes....This gradually deteriorates and results in divorces....!!!!
Not just couples, several such associations between friends, relatives, professional counterparts....have been severed for a lifetime....because of this ''misconstrued and misused silence''!
3) We observe many parents are pretty intimate with their children when they are much younger , they converse frequently through touch, words and actions ...predominantly because little children are to a large extent dependent on parents... Many parents start committing blunders when children turn into ''adolescents'' stating that they are more independent now ....These children at times behave responsibly like adults and abruptly behave like 5 year olds(it's a fragile stage of transition from ''child -teenager-to adult''- this is where on one hand ,you get to know that your child may be a potential genius and on the contrary you may even get a shock if you do not pay close attention...as a child can turn into a ''juvenile delinquent'' ) ...
No matter how busy you are with your responsibilities ...this is the time ''when your children'' are in a ''make or break situation''....Parents Beware!!!!...Your children behave like they don't want you anymore as they are busy with friends in their early and late teens and many other newly developed interests....if you're not just sensible parents but intuitive parents, you will relate to the fact that , this is the stage when ''you need to get closer to your children'' as they transition into adults...!...It's at this stage where children can go astray due to inappropriate peer pressure( resulting in detrimental habits and patterns that will stay as their companions even in their 40s or for a lifetime) or they can bloom and turn into very ''level headed adults'' who make prudent choices for their highest good! This is the time, when parents need to ''turn into friends of their adolescent children'' and ''interact'' with them often and be part of their world and not seem like ''dictators''...In my own experience, I believe that, adolescents will automatically reciprocate well with transparency in their association with their parents and only the best can happen!
The ''Talwar case'' shows clearly that, if the parents had paid more attention earlier and ''read between the lines of silence and depiction of a normal life of their daughter '' today they wouldn't be witnessing these ''dark days'' ! Develop the acumen as parents to read what's ''beyond the obvious''...Yes! there can be a ''haunting silence between the dots ...between the smile and laugher '' too !
THE ''POWER OF CONVERSATION'' CAN BE A'' LIFE SAVER'' IN SUCH SITUATIONS AND A MIGHTY BLESSING !