Communication breakdowns can be caused when we unconsciously weave back-and-forth between two different things as if they were one and same. In essence, it is the collapsing of two completely separate things into one that are often mistaken as the same, commonly resulting in ambiguity, misunderstanding, and disruption. This ultimately leads to disconnection and dissociation between parties in the deepest and most impactful way. If a distinction is not identified and clarified it can have adverse and even devastating results.
A powerful analogy to this could be cancer. The flawed, misuse, or misperception of a distinction in communication can be likened to introduction of cancer cells into healthy tissue. Foreign cells with genetic mutations essentially adversely infect healthy cells in an otherwise healthy environment. The cancer cell nestles in with the healthy cells and engages amidst the healthy environment of cells whereby the genetic mistake (mutation) of the foreign cell transforms the environment of healthy cells into cells that no longer serve the native organism. The cells metastasize and divide with the mutation, passing it along and perpetuating that mutation, resulting in the cancer.
The seed from the poisoned tree sprouts poisoned fruit causing illness and ultimately death to the organism if not remediated. This analogy may sound familiar. “Fruit from the poisonous tree…”- Where else do we hear this metaphor? We hear it in legal proceedings as a reference to a biblical passage. This argument is used in cases to indicate tainted and contaminated evidence. The fruit from a poisonous tree is used as a compelling argument to throw out an entire set of evidence that is based on faulty fact. This is precisely the illustration of the breakdown of communication coming full circle. When facts are tainted by the collapse or misuse of a distinction in language, miscommunication commonly results.
Miscommunication leads to breakdown, misunderstandings, and conflict. Infected language acts like faulty navigation equipment setting the circumstance off course and on an undesired course heading, usually, into a storm. Fasten your seatbelt because turbulence typically ensues, often leading to an emergency crash landing into a dark and undesirable destination, leaving carnage and rubble in its wake.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eric Erenstoft , is a prolific author, futurist, entrepreneur, businessman, GenX’er who has emerged out of this brave new 21st century to disrupt the transactional way of thinking most people default to today when perspective is not properly illuminated.
If you understand the reference: IQ, and EQ, the establishment of a paradigm called The Genome of Elevated Consciousness expands the universal platform to include accessing our Conscious Intelligence. We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as WE are. Conscious Intelligence is the light that illuminates the path, not a path itself.
Conscious intelligence acknowledges that our paths are as unique as our own DNA, and the choices we make- including the choices we may not realize we have, are informed by our thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, experiences, memories, and circumstances. This lays in stark contrast to our path being informed by a prescriptive process dictated by transactional thinking made popular in our previous 20th century: Do this…and get that…. De facto, transactional thinking shuts out our access to conscious intelligence.
Conscious intelligence illuminates rather than prescribes. Our path is for us to discover, explore, choose, and navigate; The Genome of Elevated Consciousness is merely a brilliant torch that illuminates the Way.