It’s not gonna help to just get ‘louder’…

10-angry_cat_1We know not through our intellect but through our experience.
 – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

For those who are very passionate about many issues and seek positive change in this world– it is a commonplace struggle to identify how to most effectively advocate for or draw attention to what we think needs to happen. Beyond global and local issues, some similar struggles play out within our personal relationships – e.g. ‘I feel like you’re not really hearing me…’

Two things immediately come to mind for me:

It doesn’t help to get ‘louder’ if one is doing that from a state of being ungrounded or over-charged.

It doesn’t help to get ‘louder’ if the audience is not in a state of receptivity.
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