Posted by: Bob Clark | May 23, 2019

Fully Present

I try. I really do. I try to be fully present in conversations.

I try to lock on to the person talking. I try to listen to each word. I try to respect my conversation partner. I try to deeply listen.

I try, and often I do.

But there was this conversation I was in a couple of weeks ago when, try as I might, I was not fully present. And all of a sudden I had this startling realization that I was in the middle of a conversation and I was not focused.

Have you ever had that feeling?

I was disappointed in myself. I felt as though I had disrespected my conversation partner.

It has been a couple of weeks and I still remember. I don’t want to forget the feeling.

I am going to keep trying. I’m not going to give up on myself.


Responses

  1. Sorry, I got distracted while I was reading this. And, this is really embarrassing when you are counseling and you drift off as the person is pouring out his/her heart to you.

    • I’m pretty sure counseling appointments from 1-3pm should be priced at a discount.


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