Giving others permission to interpret your void

When you avoid a discussion, a response to email, returning a phone call, or acknowledging another person, you give the other person full permission to interpret your void.  Often, they will give a negative connotation to this void. If you are unsure about this, think about how you feel or the thoughts that run through your mind when you perceive you are ignored. 

We often avoid because we don't know how to engage.  Simply start with curiosity.