Body Language

Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals subconsciously.  It is generally accepted that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues, while only 7% of communication consists of words themselves

For many Body Language is something for the experts, but the reality is that we all use it every day of our lives without being aware of it.  When we become aware we are able to read other’s thoughts and truths by the minute gestures of their bodies.  At a subconscious level we are already doing it anyway.

Our conscious mind has us say the “right thing” or what is expected and may not be in fact what we believe.  The higher consciousness, which is deeper than the subconscious mind, knows only pure thought.  It is the sacred part of us that carries our purest and highest ideals.  It is the subconscious mind that directs and governs our body language while the unconscious runs our bodily functions such as heart beat and breathing.  Body language from the subconscious mind will tell us if what someone says is different from what they think or feel.  It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions.  We are all reading body language every time we engage in a conversation with someone.  We do this at a deep level and often don’t interpret it other than as a feeling.

Recall a time when you were talking to someone and you went away feeling that things weren’t quite right. You can’t put your finger on just what it is but you know that something isn’t as it would appear.  That is because, as you listened to what was being said, your subconscious mind picked up their unguarded subconscious mind’s language manifesting itself in hundreds of little signals and gestures.  Signals that can mean anything from “That’s a great idea” to “You must be kidding”.  Our radar picks them up while our conscious mind works on verbal message.  Our conscious mind then doesn’t deal with them fully unless we are aware and able to interpret.

Interpretation is an acquired skill but not hard.  It comes from awareness built on knowledge.  There are many books out there with which we can develop our awareness.  One of my favourite people on this subject is Allan Pease.  He is not only an incredible expert but presents his knowledge with a sense of ease that is the man.

Whether we realize it or not we are all giving out these signals every time we interact with another human being.  Boy meets girl body language is quite different to friend meeting friend etc and so if we master body language we can receive the real messages people are giving out and we then are able to move communication to a higher level of effectiveness.  With time it will not be an effort but part of the way we reach out to others because we are more able to understand just where they are at any time.

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