Softening and expanding.
One interesting observation that my Landmark coach made, was that I was so defensive and skeptic that I could not receive things gracefully. In way true,
This was a valuable lesson that I am still to assimilate, that is in a world of harshness one has to soften and expand. I love to travel I love to blog. Suddenly I am here with an offer from NDTV to join their road trip. My reaction was no, why me, what if I cannot deliver.
That’s when coach Venu’s talk came to me, in order to get what we want in life we have to be willing to receive it. When it appears and to do that we have to be open. Early in life we build protective barriers around ourselves. Unfortunately it also serves to shut out desired influences, like intimacy or love. I spent a lot of time alone to protect myself from being hurt by others, but it also prevents me from making new friends.
At times when it is not called for I used to be aggressive to extend of throwing tantrums. This put me into blinkers and I was unable to see the opportunities on the periphery of my vision.
Though I have finally figured this out, that becoming receptive involves a softening of our defences and a willingness to remain open to possibilities outside our immediate realm of vision I am still challenged when it comes to applying it. when it came to relationship I had to look within myself what was that I was shut out I then had to figure what was that I had got fixated on this made me slightly more open as an individual and expansive in terms of what I see as a possibility.
There are also times when I realize I am fixed on something, that is really no more relevant in my space I or that I really do not have any clarity on. When I sit down and think about it, it is just a nebulous vision that I am yearning for, and craving for.
When I could see things clearly then began appearing, as they appeared, I could take action these actions are the essence of receptivity.