Profound silence

Open + Curious
Open + Curious
Profound silence

How do we decide which silences to fill?

“We should sit with the silence for a few beats when we find ourselves admiring something profound. Profound silence is too rare.”

It’s important to understand what’s appearing in our conversation as it happens. We can have a flow of thought between us, or we can have an abrupt stop when something profound is said. A conversation can repeatedly shift between those two things, but it cannot be both flowing and profound at the same time.

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What is Open + Curious?

You talk with others every day, but how often do you intentionally practice the art of conversation? By sharing my thoughts here, I hope to ignite your passion for creating great conversations.

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Hello 👋 I’m Craig Constantine. My mission is creating better conversations to spread understanding and compassion. I want us to go from simply having conversations, to actively creating better conversations.

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