Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Writing with a pen empowers the brain

Nowadays people more and more often use their electronic device to write, to put down notes. In former days people used to write with a pen. What is the difference one could ask.

Current research shows that there is a big difference. If you put down notes by electronic device the capacity of memorizing is not as good as if you put down notes with a pen by writing.

Further on there’s another ………..

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250 million children cannot read nor write – a scandal –

Results of newest surveys of the UNESCO on the issue of leteracy show that about 250 Million children can neither read nor write. This is a scandal in the world.

Being able to read and to write is a human right.

Writing about body language and nonverbal communication, believing that this a very important part of communication, I at the same time, especially being aware of these results, want to underline how important the competence of literacy is. It is a basis competence intensely connected with the competence of nonverbal communication.

The one cannot exist without the other.

Don`t ……………….forget this. Don`t forget to read, to write and to reflect what happens around you in the world.

especially with children. Children are our future.

“Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives. For individuals, families, and societies alike, it is an instrument of empowerment to improve one’s health, one’s income, and one’s relationship with the world.

The uses of literacy for the exchange of knowledge are constantly evolving, along with advances in technology. From the Internet to text messaging, the ever-wider availability of communication makes for greater social and political participation. A literate community is a dynamic community, one that exchanges ideas and engages in debate. Illiteracy, however, is an obstacle to a better quality of life, and can even breed exclusion and violence.

For over 65 years UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national and international agendas. Through its formal and non-formal literacy programmes worldwide, the Organization works to realize the vision of a literate world for all.”

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Chinese language is body-language (6) – an apple is not an apple –

When remembering the experience in Düsseldorf I begin to understand one important difference between the German and Chinese way of writing / painting graphics and letters. We know about the meaning of a letter and a word, independent from writing this letter or word in a proper way. So we do not feel any necessity to write in a proper way, with concentration or full awareness. We know: an apple is an apple. And if we write this word in a readable way it is ok to do so.

To me it seems that this is quite different to ………..

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Writing Chinese graphics – video-

… communication and art and body language. It is not only writing down a letter, a word or a graphic. Here is a little video from China Day Düsseldorf 2012, where you can get a little impression about the needed concentration, awareness and body tension.


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Chinese language is body-language -writing graphics- (2)

Well, I want to add some comments on the issue which I started yesterday. To focus it: Chinese language is body language at least because of two aspects:

  • the pronunciation
  • the writing / painting the graphics and “letters”.

If you want to write/paint very properly, that means, if you want that the person who reads, what you painted, knows what you mean by this word or graphic, you also have to be very calm and centered in yourself. And being centered is a very important state of emotion, state of bodily presence. Connected with a sensible awareness of what is going in yourself, what becomes alive in yourself, what you want to express or communicate and what your interest is to write this graphic or another one. All is grounded in the necessity to be also aware of your counterpart, the person with whom you communicate.

It is not only just writing down some letters or graphics.

In some way it reminds me of the monks ………..

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Chinese language is body-language -pronunciation- (1)

At the China-Day in Duesseldorf one week ago  there was a performance by the head of Deutsche Sprachschule. This performance was interesting in so far as the Chinese teacher pointed out two difficulties when learning  the Chinese language:

  • the pronunciation and
  • and the Chinese writing, the Chinese graphic character.

While listening to her I was astonished about the direct connection between the spoken Chinese word / sentence and the  body expression. Both seem to belong to each other. Both are the two sides of the coin.

Chinese language is, to make it short, a body-language. That means, ……………………..

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