Oops. A few technical difficulties at The Together Act headquarters today! So sorry for not knowing the alphabet:-) P was easier to write than O...so I had two partial posts in the cue... I think I'm back on track. We'll see. Have a super day!
The older I get, the more I realize that I know very little and very much at the same time. I’ve lived long enough to have experienced and collected gobs of information about several subjects. I’ve even become an expert at a few things.
And yet, I understand that from here forward...it’s all about how open I can remain.
Being open to something requires that we put what we think we ‘know’ aside and let a potentially new point of view be seen.
I’ve been considering the humans I know who are ahead of me by a few chronological years. I’ve watched and listened to them with intense curiosity.
What makes someone seem old and out-of-touch?
Why are some people more vibrant and interesting?
I believe one main difference is their willingness to stay open. Open to the possibilities life offers at every age and every stage.
Just think about how much we’d miss if we refuse to stay open…
I’m going to continue working to keep the following things wide open in my own life…
My heart - I know that love breeds more love. I have nothing to lose by offering love freely. I learned recently that it’s entirely possible to welcome 47 strangers into my heart without running out of love. In fact, quite the opposite is true. My heart is more full than ever before.
My wallet - I haven’t ever given generously due to old limiting beliefs about lack. Shifting now. There are endless ways that I can give to others. I’ll start small, if necessary. But I will start. Boulder offers many opportunities to help the homeless. I have an envelope in my car that I’ll keep stocked with cash. I will hand it out freely.
My mind - At the moment, my mind is wide open in many areas. I’m thirsty for information and ideas. Learning new skills and concepts is important to me.
I think I struggle with keeping an open mind in areas that are more routine. Like how my sons clean up their rooms:-) When ‘my way’ is challenged, I sometimes dig in and refuse to see the other side. That’s not an open mind. I’m going to work on this. Gently easing my mind open when someone offers a point of view that challenges what I believe.
Are you good at remaining open?
I'd love to know your thoughts on staying open to new things, especially as we age.
Thanks for being here. More tomorrow...
Hello, I'm Kristen.
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