I’m grateful I have an open-mind. An open-mind is a true gift. It allows me to stay in the energy of love, abundance, and peace while communicating and getting to know others. It makes it so that I don’t feel the need to call someone else names because I understand that they have a different perspective than I do. Their perspective can be coming from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. If that’s the case, I like trying to understand how they got there. An open-mind makes empathy possible. If I was so stuck on being right, I’m not in the space to be with someone else’s energy in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. An open-mind keeps me learning and growing.
Today, I commit to listening with an open-mind. I love being in civil conversations where people have different perspective of belief than I do. I’m like a little kid, I ask a lot of questions and listen to the answers. I’m not going to say I don’t struggle if people are calling other people names, but I do understand that anybody, including me, who calls someone names is in the energy of fear, lack, and separation in that moment. When I’m in the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I don’t engage in the energy of name-calling, because I want to stay in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If I feel like I need to call someone a name, I feel that energy burning inside me, and I’m now incapable of listening with an open-mind. When I’m listening to someone who is lost in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I take a deep breath and remind myself that if I don’t want to be in that energy too, I need to figure out something about this person that helps me to see the human in them. When I do that, I say a little prayer for them, which brings me back to my peace.
I’m not responsible and accountable for someone else’s energy, but I am for mine. The more open my mind is, the better I see how my choices in listening take me down a path. If I’m listening from a place of fear, lack, and separation. I will twist words, instead of asking questions to gain understanding. I will get defensive, instead of saying something like, “That’s an interesting perspective, let me make sure I understand what you are saying…” An open-mind helps me to understand that I may be interpreting what they say differently than how they mean it.
Today, I’m going to take a deep breath in and fully exhale. Allow myself to be in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I will ask God to help me stay in that energy while I’m communicating with others. Then I will listen with my mind wide open!
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me