We human beings need contact with others from the moment of our birth onwards-filling our entire life with endless interactions with innumerable people. Our yearning for contact defines us as communicative beings in search of exchanging not only information but also emotions and feelings with our family, community, and the world. This longing for contact, at the heart of fruitful communication, inspires most of our significant communicative activities. This is a focal point of this book. Exploring the nature of communication, Contact defines and discusses the five key levels of communication, refining our abilities to establish fulfilling contact with others and with ourselves.