The state of mind that exists in between open and closed.
Signs you’re in the In-Between zone:
- In practicing mindful communication, eventually we ask ourselves: what exactly causes me to switch from open to closed and then open again?
- We find ourselves there when the ground falls out from beneath our feet, when we feel surprised, embarrassed, disappointed—on the verge of shutting down.
- At this moment, we might feel a sudden loss of trust, an unexpected flash of self-consciousness.
- Learning to hold steady and be curious at this point is critical to the practice of mindful conversation.