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Silent Communication: Honoring the Space Between the Words

Silent Communication: Honoring the Space Between the Words by Doris Schachenhofer. Photograph of a women with a finger in front of her mouth signaling quiet, by Kristina Flour
Photograph by Kristina Flour

Honoring the space and silence between words can oftentimes be the most effective form of communication

The space between the words is immense and fertile. It has energy and information and communicates with us, sometimes even better than words.

There is so much being said between the words that often, it is unheard and ignored.  

Energy is our first language. Babies start out communicating solely with energy. As parents we know we need to listen to that energy and to what our baby is communicating, but we often mistrust that knowing, telling ourselves that we have to ‘think’ about it. Then, when our child starts to verbalize, we

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