Our mind is caught up in so many things. Errands, office work, traffic, past experiences, future worries etc, and it constantly keeps swaying like a pendulum. In such a state, our ability to listen and convey our message seems difficult. In order to say something, we need to first make sure we are relaxed, so that the message is conveyed. In addition, when we hear something, with a calm mind, we can understand what is said, so that we can act with wisdom.
How to deal with such a situation?
A calm and relaxed mind which is present in the moment can communicate effectively. The breathing and meditation practices taught in the Art of living courses (started by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) help us reach such a state of mind. And we no longer end up like robots (with limited ability) disintegrating ourselves on an advise, meant for our own benefit.