I said I’m a martyr, but they heard I’m immortal,
So plans to test this were formed, which is awful,
I meant that I’d die for my cause, in a heartbeat,
I’ve made peace with it, I’m not saying they can’t harm me.
One misheard word, can make a world of difference,
Loving sentiment could bring about undue resistance;
Hate; persecution; and likewise, fitting of Hell;
So please make sure you listen and communicate well.
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Sometimes, we allow others to be messengers for us, to represent or communicate our will, thoughts and previous actions. I, however feel that it’s only a matter of time before this ‘Chinese Whisper’ approach, causes real and significant harm.
In other instances, we do not necessarily allow this, but people can take it upon themselves to act on our behalf without our explicit blessing, or they may decide things which directly and deeply impact us, without giving us any prior heads up, or opportunity to contribute or discuss it.
There are many other areas where this also takes place, areas like politics; the interpretation and recording of the events of our time, which will one day be seen as accurate accounts of our history (especially if they are the only record that exists); representative polls; etc.
We can often lose sight of just how important listening carefully, and seeking clarity (where needed) is, and conveying our thoughts and feelings properly too. Simply put, understanding should not be underestimated, my friends.
Love and Respect always,
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