Streaks of Light

That gap between the heart and the brain

Posted on: November 25, 2012

Communication. Yes, in other words it’s your mouth. 

People here are so caught up with surviving that they forget that the ultimate method to survive is to use their mouths to speak their heart and their brains. They fear too much, too stupidly. 

Everywhere there is a gap with every person I meet. They try to hide every detail but I can see it clearly. I can the intentions, I can read their actions, I can predict what happens next. The problem is even if I verbalize it, their fear kicks in and lets loose. 

Like this instance, I was in a shoot the whole day yesterday. We were shooting products for a company. I have our two account executives on board to organize and manage the client and the production. One of the account executives needed to leave at 7pm. It would be easier if this account person just ASKED me that she needs to leave prior to leaving. But noooo. She would insist in her own world that she is FEARFUL of ASKING PERMISSION from her senior that she needs to go earlier than the client. So what happens next? At 7pm, she is already bustling to leave, the client still at the shoot. Her energy is all over the place, fearful of getting told to stay and fearful of future problems with her boyfriend (the one who fetched her at 7pm) Now ain’t that stupid? I never understood why people would want to go through the effort of not being able to ASK and then panicking at the onset of the problem. It fails to convince me that this is the right methodology to use. From an observers point of view, the account person looked stupid.

It’s a methodology that always ends in failure. So why keep doing it? Is it an addiction to panic? 

Just today, I found my coffee container taped with adhesive so crazily that it already looked like a container made from tape. Did someone at home accidentally break it? Did they think that by taping it, it would cover the problem? It only made it worse. It made the problem so visible that you’ll be surprised how the solution didn’t even come close to solving it. If they just came clean and acknowledged the problem, then the solution would have been easier to handle. 

People are given mouths to speak. It’s position right between the brain and the heart so that you are able to communicate thoroughly your opinions and your problems and ask for help. 

For one thing, apologizing doesn’t come easily to people. Why are people so driven by fear? Are they afraid to get killed because of a mistake? Are they afraid to be judged? Are they afraid to commit mistakes? They are not even surrounded by murderers or killers to actually fear telling people that they were mistaken. 

Why is it so hard to communicate? 



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