Practise to be comfortable with silence

This is in continuation to blog Handling Silence. I realize that I am finding  it hard to be comfortable with silence. when there is silence, I do not ask right question to ask for clarity and talk/blabber something and focused on getting rid of the problem quickly. I do not believe the answer which I am not looking for. But the good thing I am doing is to go and ask for clarity and have identified people whose answer I am ready to believe.

  • Accept that you don’t know. Acknowledge that you don’t know what the silence really means. Resist the temptation to fill in the blanks with your own insecurities.
  • Ask for clarity. Reach out to the person and ask him to tell you why he’s not responding.
  • Believe the answer. Whatever the response — he was too busy, he forgot — don’t read between the lines. Accept it as truth and move on