Are You Open or Closed?
Many of us go through the universe wearing CLOSED signs around our necks. Without consciously choosing to do so, we have shut down the part of us that is truly present to our own lives. We are physically there, but emotionally and/or spiritually we are not.
If you are in the company of such a person, it is often obvious. These people may talk about themselves without ever being truly interested in hearing about your life in return. Oh, they may ask about you, but the minute you begin to answer you can tell from the glazed look or outward focused attention that they have just stepped out of the energetic space of the conversation.
If you are the one who steps out, you may find yourself interrupting the person you are talking to, or thinking about your own stuff while they are talking–listening to them only in the context of you. This quality of fake attention is easy to spot.
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