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daily inspiration: cultivating curiosity

Posted on: February 20, 2011

Sometimes we think we know everything there is to know about life. Or, our beliefs get so set that we’re sure of how the Universe works. Unfortunately, this also shuts down Possibility.

This also works similarly in relationships. If we are so sure of the truth, we shut someone else down.

It’s understandable – it’s a basic egoic reaction. Interestingly, though, you have nothing to lose if you simply open your mind to new possibilities.

Action: The next time you encounter yourself having a strong reaction or opinion about something – or someone – take a deep breath. Open your mind to the possibility of learning something new. Listen deeply, and “leave your opinions at the door.” Your own opinions will will be there afterward, if you’d like to return to them.

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