Other people have their stuff too. They’re busy, have commitments, other friends, obligations, relationships.
It’s not all about “us”.
The ego doesn’t like this and in its primitive way, gets offended.
I really wrestle with this, but I’m trying to not give into the pressure to be unkind to people who leave me on “read” for a bit. They’re probably just as busy or busier than me! One thing I’m experimenting with is trying to keep on top of a few messages each day – not letting them pile up and ignoring lots of people – but instead thanking people for their message, telling them I’ve seen it and will get back to them as soon as I can.
People want to be seen and heard.
Is there someone you need to reply to who you can acknowledge today?