8/28 for today – on being teachable

“The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing – to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.”

Intellect, they say, is the ability to adapt to one’s environment. well, i’m all for that. i’ve always been fairly open minded, it’s what led to some of my previous ‘awakenings’ about the facts of life and the world i live in. sometimes though, i’ve thought i knew it all and was locked down with that knowledge. these are the times i stopped growing as a person. because there is no knowing it all. there is just too much to know; in facts, in concepts, in spiritual truths.

so when i find myself seeming to be locked down with my own knowledge and unwilling to listen or observe something new, i step back, take a breath, and open that lock. as always, i’m not perfect at this, but i know that for me this openness is the better way to be. it is what made me the woman i am today – open, accepting, compassionate as well as intelligent and adaptable. the thing to be is… humble & teachable.

for today – maybe just for this moment – i’m grateful that my life’s journey has brought me right here, as i am. for today, i’m willing to break open any locks i have on the flow of knowledge and thought, leaving myself open and free to learn new and better ways of being the best i can be.

it is this flowing freedom of thought and knowledge that allows the 12-step design for living to work in my life; honesty, open-mindedness, willingness – that’s HOW it works.



* the opinions expressed in this blog are mine and not that of OA


~ by ghyllee mahree on 2015/08/28.

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