Conversations With Life

a blog by Matthew J. Burch

Conversations that Create

Once again, I was blessed to have another engaging conversation of depth and discovery. I was traveling with a friend to meet with a consultant who shared some mutual interests. Of course, as we drove to our destination, we conversed. What I realized was the incredible enjoyment of our interaction and the manner in which it helps each of us create something new.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, What is Your Conversation With Life, we were not simply talking. We were actually creating as the conversation was happening. I found that our conversation included these qualities:

  • conversation is creative
  • conversation is life-giving
  • conversation grants permission for uniqueness and expression
  • conversation promotes authenticity
  • conversation helps us to understand and move towards wholeness
  • conversations teach us how to listen
  • conversation lends itself to discovering “the other as a true other”
  • conversation deepens intimacy (knowing of self and another)
  • conversation invites God to be involved

In future blogs, I am sure that I will be elaborating on these qualities that lifted from my conversation with a special friend. This was my conversation with life and I was sensitized to the beauty of giving consent to the conversation. What are your conversations creating today? Have you reflected much on the qualities that seem to emerge from your conversations? I encourage you to continue to deepen your Conversation with Life!


  • Tom Vander Well on Apr 24, 2010 Reply

    Thanks for the post, Matthew, and for the link. I would add to the list that real conversations “hone us.” Our rough edges are revealed in a way that we can safely set about the task of smoothing them into a sharper, more useful self.

    • Matthew Burch on Apr 24, 2010 Reply

      Tom, you are so right. Relationship offers the course to fine refinements that contribute towards our development as human beings in the image of God. Wow, that was a mouth full! Thanks for the reply and thought.

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