I have not done a “Tuesday Affirmations” post in awhile, so I sit, this morning, mulling over my deck “The Gift of Affirmations” by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber to see what gift they have to share on this first Tuesday of a New Year. I shuffle them, and spread them across my desk, seeking the message for today. The card I pull is:
The Gift of Truth: “I am open to new Ideas, Techniques, and People.”
“Use this gift when you notice that you are resistant to the possibility that new ways of doing things and new people might contribute to your life and to the attainment of your goals. It is not a weakness but a great strength to know your limits and to let others help you.”
from the Desk of MarDrag:
As we navigate through life, and we focus on issues, difficulties and decision making, we try our best to do what is right for ourselves, our families and the bigger picture of the Great Tapestry. We work hard at processing information and considering our choices. We have concern for how our threads weave and wind to place our contribution to life within that bigger picture.
But, we have a great deal on our minds and in our hearts on a daily basis. There is so much to think about and focus on…and sometimes, we can miss or not see important information that can make our choices easier or opportunities that would enhance our lives and make us happier. We cannot think of everything. Part of our path in life is to learn and grow and expand our way of thinking to include valuable knowledge that we just have not heard of ourselves, in our own world. It is easy to get caught up in our own worlds and forget that there is help, data and wisdom to be had from other people, places and things around us.
In order to gather more space and information and opportunity, we must allow our life parameters to expand to include those drops of knowledge so that we can better understand ourselves and the world around us and take advantage of the vast possibilities that are at our fingertips and that can make life full and exciting as well as make our choices easier to come by.
As the affirmation says, it is not a weakness but a strength to acknowledge that we do not know everything and to engage the capacity to learn from those who might know something different. It is not a weakness to ask for help either. When we look outside our own circle of life for information or help, it shows we are very wise to seek further understanding of ourselves and the world in general. There are so many amazing things to learn, so many spectacular opportunities to grow. There is likely something just outside your comfort zone that would make you happy and that would make you say, “Wow, how remarkable and marvelous and I am glad I opened myself to this!”
Consider opening your life, heart and mind to new ideas, information and people, and see how your life can grow in astounding ways when you do. Dare to be bold, be courageous in your seeking. And be not afraid, you deserve it!