I was delighted to find the above quote in the latest Doing Something Good newsletter. “We evolve through conversation”, what a delicious thought.
As a child and teenager I used to love having D and Ms (deep and meaningful conversations). I would seek them out at every opportunity.
It often made me feel like a misfit. At parties friends would be “having fun” with light hearted flippancy but for me a good night was measured by the depth of conversation I could have.
My insatiable desire for conversation can turn people away, I overwhelm them, perhaps I bore them, and leave them scrambling for a way to escape! Through my questions I challenge others in a way that makes them uncomfortable. It is something I have beaten myself up over in the past but as I grow I am developing a much greater understanding of myself and the wisdom to know that I am not a misfit…. I just am!
In coming to know myself and realising my entelechy I am learning the importance of conversation and the role that good conversation plays in my wellbeing. There is lots of room for improvement, I can adjust the topics, I can more effectively cater to my audience, perhaps I can take up the practice of talking to myself, however I no longer need to feel wrong.
Perhaps it follows that our entelechy unfurls through conversation and that in fact my love of good conversation is actually a gift, a tool for self evolution. How lucky am I?!!!
Boy I would kill for a good D&M right now, and the great thing is………thats ok!