September 7, 2016 – Revision
“Only the hand that erases
can write the true thing.”
Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) German philosopher and mystic
I think a good way to discover how open we are to new ideas is to ask ourselves, “How often and how easily do I change my mind about something?”
Of course, there are extremes to avoid: Having a completely closed mind which leads to stagnation and small-mindedness, on the one hand, and constantly changing to adapt to any new idea that presents itself, which leads to lack of identity and power, on the other.
The key is the ability to be open to revision, to weigh all options and, if necessary, erase what you have written, revise what you have thought, and discover a new expression, a new way.
It keeps us agile, adaptable (very needed characteristics these days), and ultimately more at peace.
Change is the single most constant reality; it never stops. In the quiet moments this week, consider your ability to be open to changing your mind.
Keep on keeping up! (At your pace)