Magic factory

Language is part of a toolset we use to paint scenes in daily life.

If much of our in-person communication happens through body language and tone of voice, does that relegate words to a fuzzy code that can be misunderstood, unheard or ignored?

Not if we work at it.

Communication starts with listening. 

Listening requires understanding. 

Understanding requires thought. 

Thought requires concentration. 

Concentration requires a conscious decision.

In other words (no pun intended), we choose how engaged we want to be.

Language alone can create impressions.

Attention, openness and empathy--when combined with language--can create magic.