19 May 2011

The Condition of the Spring

Without context, we could think the title of this post refers to a bicycle, a sofa, a car, a ballpoint pen, a clock, a blood pressure gauge, or the hope of a good harvest.

Context and perspective are fascinating factors in communication.

A couple of weeks ago my assignment deadlines were like waypoints in my calendar. Now, after some hugely significant events in lives of people I care about, those deadlines are just small points of insignificant punctuation in a much bigger story.

Context and Perspective
Context and perspective provide the framework for both transmitting and receiving communication.

The following struck a cord with me as the quality of my heart is often the context for my communicating, understanding & relating.

Michael Hyatt writes on the need to guard our hearts from both pollutants and from getting blocked .....

"In Tennessee, where I live, we have thousands and thousands of natural springs, where water flows to the surface of the earth from deep under the ground. It then accumulates in pools or runs off into creeks and streams.

If you plug up the spring, you stop the flow of water. If you poison the water, the flow becomes toxic. In either situation, you threaten life downstream. Everything depends on the condition of the spring.

Likewise, if your heart is unhealthy, it has an impact on everything else. It threatens your family, your friends, your ......"
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