DAY 41 Mar. 11: The thought for today is OPENNESS.
A Turkish proverb says, “he who builds himself a fence, fences out more than he fences in.”
If you don’t listen to someone because they look different or have different ideas than you, you’re building a fence around yourself and you’re missing out on having a new friend and learning something new.
When we refrain from acting on a negative emotion or selfish desire, we stop building the fence around our life – we can open our life up to others.
When we can be open to the opportunity for growth, we can use this as a way to find nonviolent ways to resolve differences.
Today: I will be open to understanding ideas and people that I have previously opposed. I will find somebody who I never wanted to talk to before and find a way to have a conversation with him or her.