Show don’t tell

Couple of years back, I was on a pilgrimage and had to wait in one of the busiest railway stations in southern states of India. I was sipping my coffee while reading a book during my wait for a train which was running late. Suddenly I spotted a hurry mother on the platform searching for something in her luggage bag. At the same time, she was annoyed by her toddler holding an empty tetra pack of Fruti – a mango flavoured juice. She literally yelled yet him through it in the bin.

Boy wondered a bit in search of a bin but he did’t spot one and he was stuck. 

I had finished my coffee and walked to threw my empty cup in the bin at a 10 feet distance from the wooden bench I sat observing this little boy in dilemma. I returned to my bench and looked at him one last time before drowning myself in the book I was reading. I was surprised to see the tiny hands throwing that Fruti pack into the bin and jumping freely with his empty hands. 

In my recent visit to India, as I met some of my old friends the initial moments were completely silent and our bodies spoke before we utter our greetings.  

In many instances, especially in emotional moments the most effective way of expressing your love is by embracing the person rather than telling them how much you love.

Beauty must be appreciated and love is to be expressed. The best expression is to Show don’t tell

Let show our love and affection to our loved ones and associates rather simply telling them in mere words.

Show don’t tell One of the basic rules of an Improv as well as a best writing tool to get your readers. In my practice, I found this is the one of the best hacks to better your relationships.Let me know what are the ways you like to show your love.

Published by Shashidhar Bairapu - NLP Practitioner and Life Coach

Introvert turned extrovert. Fun loving person and a passionate to share my knowledge. A post graduate in Environmental studies with over 15 years of professional experience combining in research, consultancy, industrial and Government sectors. A patient listener, keen observer and a solution provider. A passionate mentor and coach and he equipped himself with necessary certified training is NLP, coaching and his own life experiences in different geographical and cultural backgrounds.

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