Teaching Without Words

Teaching Without Words

Nonverbal communication tells more of the story than you might realize. Maybe it’s because body language doesn’t lend itself to deception as easily as words. If you pay close attention to a person’s body language, then you usually get a pretty good idea of their real intentions. Children learn more from our actions than our words. They learn the most when our actions and words are consistent.

We usually feel at ease in our relations with people whose words and body language tell the same story. Sometimes our communications with others is full of misunderstandings. It could be because there is an inconsistency between our words and our nonverbal communication.

Rather than trying to alter your body language from the outside, take a long hard look at what’s on the inside. Are you saying exactly what you mean? Are you clear about what you want?

“Teaching without words and working without doing
Are understood by very few.”
Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.

Peace out,

Posted in Uncategorized.

As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

Leave a Reply