Communication Quotes and Proverbs
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence
Coherent communication is based on four key principles:
1. Achieve understanding first
2. Listen nonjudgmentally
3. Listen for the essence
4. Be authentic
Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart
Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
Doc Childre, Freeze-Frame
As you learn to Freeze-Frame highly-charged emotions, you also learn to communicate directly to people without the extra voltage that can cause them to be defensive, while frying your nerves and draining your energy bank.
Be on the lookout for strain in each other, and with compassion and understanding, lend a helping hand and a mature heart. Helping each other manage emotional strain can yield creative alternatives and build a new foundation for heart-based communication and hope.
Doc Childre, Self Empowerment
The advancement of our society will be indicated by a much more peaceful cooperation and communication within all people systems, and especially within oneself. This achievement will come about as a result of new breakthroughs in the areas of intuitional development.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution
In communications that are difficult or draining, ease into the heart and find something to appreciate about the person you’re dealing with, or find a feeling of compassion or kindness. This will clear your mind and give you the coherence you need to know what to say next. That’s energy efficiency at work.
David McArthur and Bruce McArthur, The Intelligent Heart
People have important things to communicate. Speaking from your heart allows the emotionally difficult, the ordinary, and the wonderful things in our lives to be communicated and received.
The relationship is the communication bridge between people.
Most men had rather say a smart thing than do a good one.
John P. Kotter, Leading Change
Without credible communication, and a lot of it, employee hearts and minds are never captured.
Words are just words and without heart they have no meaning.
Indira Gandhi, 1982
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk about.
English is the perfect language for preachers because it allows you to talk until you think of what to say.
It’s not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.
Anybody who thinks talk is cheap has never argued with a traffic cop.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
Research Overview (c) Institute of HeartMath
Proficiency in emotional management, conflict resolution, communication and interpersonal skills is essential for children to develop inner self-security and become able to effectively deal with the pressures and obstacles that will inevitably arise in their lives. Moreover, increasing evidence is illuminating that emotional balance and cognitive performance are indeed linked.
Carl W. Buechner
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.