BLIND OPENINGS

We may think we know ourselves well but we have many hidden aspects that subconsciously drive our thoughts and behavior. They are known as "blind spots" but I call them BLIND OPENINGS. When we are willing and open to know ourselves better (or when we finally become tired of our old stories repeating themselves), blind spots become profound openings for us to grow and cultivate new possibilities. A great way to investigate this further is to notice, without judgment, what makes you complain about your life. Complaining is a wonderful indication of a blind opening--our human tendency to want people and situations to be different from how they are. If we can instead radically accept others and situations exactly as they are, we empower ourselves to change course and participate more mindfully, skillfully and purposefully in our lives.