Sara Jacobovici en Triads, metaphor, beBee in English Owner • Creative Arts Therapies Services 26/9/2016 · 3 min de lectura · 4,1K

Compounding Communication

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We are organic, biological units and as such we are part of what we refer to as “nature”. Although we invented the wheel, we don’t need to go very far to look at why we invented it and what we are trying to enhance. Speed and mobility are characteristics of all life forms; what we learn as humans is how other life forms exhibit these characteristics and how we can learn from them.


Where there is life, there is communication. 

We have our innate non-verbal creative form of communication and develop words to symbolize that language; to enable us to share our ideas, thoughts and feelings with others.

@Ali Anani, in his work, has turned connecting the process of nature and the process of business into an art form. One of the aspects of these processes that Dr. Ali has highlighted is “triads”. As he writes, “triads are everywhere”. This has enabled me to “see” things in a new light and I now connect everything to nature and to this triadic relationship; relationships that exist in our internal and external environments.

Words are like molecules. 

“The three dimensional shape or configuration of a molecule is an important characteristic. This shape is dependent on the preferred spatial orientation of covalent bonds to atoms having two or more bonding partners.”

For the purpose of this post, I will focus on the three words, awareness, talent and choice and discuss the covalent bonding which I see taking place as these words are formed and in turn shape our communication.

A discussion about talent started by @David Navarro López has been taking place on beBee. The discussion has included the thoughts, insights and opinions of @Irene Hackett, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and @CityVP Manjit. From this I have extrapolated the following perspective discussed within the metaphor of words as molecules and synonyms as electrons.

Synonyms as electrons. 
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Like the molecule, I see each word as having its distinct three dimensional shape or configuration. And like the molecule, I see each word bond to other words as bonding partners.

Now here is what makes communication so complex. There is no room for interpretation when it comes to molecules in nature; they have their configuration and we know what makes them bond and how they bond. We can recognize each molecule and predict its behavior.

When it comes to words, humans construct the configuration of each word subjectively. Which pairing we make and what connotation is formed is unpredictable and dependent on time and circumstance. That is why I think questions are more helpful than the actual answer.

In the discussion mentioned above, the following unspoken questions were being discussed:

- What is talent?

- Is it innate or developed?

- What are the characteristics that are attached to talent?

- Would these characteristics include awareness, consciousness, experience, responsibility, will, intent?

- Does talent depend on others and/or the environment? How does choice fit in with this discussion of talent?

The individual and subjective answers of the readers are, to say the least, thought provoking, interesting and expansive. But there is not one answer, just as the chart above reflects. So many configurations can be created from one word and its synonyms. And so many bonds can take place with the interaction of those words and synonyms. Human communication is complex. Nature seems to simplify the matter, as discussed above, with the clear and predictable way molecules form and bond.

In his Buzz, "Different Facets of Growth", Dr. Ali writes, "Trees don't forget that vertical growth needs support from strong roots and stems." Nature is focused on what it is innately set up to do; survive. It’s path and means are clear; no distraction, no forgetting. Humans get distracted and can forget what they are doing and why. How many times have we said or have heard someone else say, “Now, where was I?”

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Human emotion has to be factored into all communication.

We express ourselves all the time, in all sorts of ways. And we listen to one another. But we do not simply, passively receive a communication. We construct the message (and even the sender!) for ourselves, using a mix of what we have heard, what we hope we did not hear, who we are, who we think the message sender is, what our values and expectations are, what our moods and contexts are, our memories of previous interactions, etc. So, misunderstanding between two people is inevitable, no matter how much they try to communicate, no matter who they are, no matter what their relationship. This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought.
Gilbert J. Rose - Between Couch and Piano: Psychoanalysis, Music, Art and Neuroscience, 2014

In concluding the opening discussion of the words awareness, talent, and choice, I will let @CityVP Manjit have the last word.

The innate talent of choice is the fundamental talent, it is the core heartbeat of talent, because we do not grow without each other. Without serving something of value (which is always in relationship to someone else) talent becomes meaningless. 

CityVP 🐝 Manjit 19/10/2016 · #54

#53 Dear Sara, music is one element of the beautiful, it does not cost us anything to find that beauty other than the cost of attention and if our attention happens to be gratitude, then that is what we experience.

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Sara Jacobovici 19/10/2016 · #53

#52 "...serving is the DNA of leadership...", in these few words @CityVP Manjit, you have captured the essence of leadership, something that is still being described and defined in volumes of writings. If we can make this wise choice, we then can have the experience you had; realizing that our roles are not measured through a lesser than and greater than comparison but rather through measuring the the factor of enabling; a learning, an opportunity, an experience. Thank you for your link. I would like to say that your post breathes new life into the overused (and often misused) word "authentic". I also appreciate how you describe thankfulness or gratitude as an alternative to escaping reality. After having the joy of seeing and hearing the video of Montego Bay that you share, I'm wondering if one of the reasons music is so powerful is that music is not so much an escape from reality but a means through which we can experience gratitude. I would like to express my gratitude to you Manjit for our engagement, thank you.

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CityVP 🐝 Manjit 19/10/2016 · #52

#50 Dear Sara, yes I have read this after the event has been completed. The success of the last weeks and the effort associated with it was a servant role. As we encouraged our students to attend and my goal was to make them feel proud of such an event, the role I chose as organizer was in the background - standing outside the event hall, to ensure speakers were not disturbed, recognizing that sometimes this lesser role is the greatest role we could have chosen, and it was. This is what Montego Bay, my post at LinkedIn is about - that conflict between sacrifice and serving, that dissipates when one recognizes serving is the DNA of leadership - as a wisdom within us which we can choose.

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Sara Jacobovici 17/10/2016 · #51

#49 Thanks for the share @CityVP Manjit.

Sara Jacobovici 17/10/2016 · #50

#49 Dear @CityVP Manjit, I am sure you will be reading this after your speaking engagement. I envy your audience. Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz and for your invaluable contribution to the discussion. The flow of communication took me straight from the opening word to the last. And what a wonderful ending it is, "With the right combinations we become poetic."

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CityVP 🐝 Manjit 16/10/2016 · #49

Finally, I have reached this destination and got to read this wonderful buzz and more importantly I am able to pay my full attention to it, an attention that it deserves. Tomorrow at my public speaking club I am leading with the theme "Word Power". Earlier today I began compiling a hidden page for club members that fleshes out the role of the Grammarian, the intent being to enrich the meaning of that role, rather than the very basic way it has to date been delivered.

This grammar page is at the beginning line of the continuum of communication and on the other end of this continuum is "Compounding Communication". What brings this continuum in flow is the force of nature, rather than the condition of the unnatural which is when we turn this continuum into a machine and our communication is either mechanical or vapor.

Communication is a distillation towards essence and the metaphor of atoms and molecules brings me to the nature of things - and words are things that we apply meaning to. When our communication is unclear the way those atoms and molecules vibrate either lose their meaning (a gas state) or they get too hard (the solid state). The way I interpret the continuum is that which is between gas and solid - a flow. This is what we do to words and synonyms.

Now add to that the complexity when we look at words and synonyms as a power of three. The combinations that are then produced are an extension or compression of the original essence. These combinations that maintain their flow are more valuable to us then those that lose their meaning or become rigid and inflexible. With the right combinations we become poetic.

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Sara Jacobovici 4/10/2016 · #48

#47 "...development gets hijacked". Powerful line @Leckey Harrison.

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Leckey Harrison 4/10/2016 · #47

#46 There is some notion @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that it starts before then. Your mom had every egg she would ever produce when she was born, according to Mark Wolynn. Whatever she went through in utero (think stress/trauma), the egg went through and was biochemically effected at the gene expression level. The mom grew up and had her own experiences, and then the egg that you became started to grow, and whatever mom experienced directly she passed to your biochemistry as it was forming. For example, women from 9/11 in Rachel Yehuda's study that were pregnant and had PTSD, gave birth to infants with the identical biochemistry markers of PTSD.

What you say about a human smell, and the voice timbre and so is so true. It wasn't my experience, nor that of many, some worse than mine, so development gets hijacked. Development that includes emotional presence and ability to communicate down the road. There is also the flip side of that in those with highly attuned emotional radar (self acclaimed empaths) that are so only because they needed that ability to survive, and are stuck in that mode. Withdrawn or highly sensitive, neither system returns to the state of safety. The project those states of being into relationships twenty years down the road.

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