Most often we communicate from a place of need – our need to be heard, accepted, understood, our need to be liked, to sell an idea, to teach something. Our needs may be unarticulated or even unconscious, but they are often directing our interactions with others.
I realized that I spend a good deal of my life being physically present but otherwise absent. I wondered what I was missing out on by trying to be in more than one place at a time. What was the cost of this multitasking approach to life?