In the deep of an hour long meditation the other night I came to understand that I can better remain present with the people in my life by remaining open to them like I might a stranger each and every time I meet with them.Open to their energy. Curious and full of questions. Without expectations. Open to new information. Not completing their sentences or thoughts for them. Available to be surprised. Not allowing past conversations or interactions to weigh on or add layers to what they are expressing in the present moment.
By practicing this concept of keeping each person as a stranger, I might be better able to remain free of the anger, joy, excitement or sadness that lingers from our past exchanges.
And this could leave me open and available to capture the beauty of new first moments with the people I care about each time I interact with them.
And aren’t those first few moments amazing?
When everything is filled with possibilities about who they are and what they might come to mean for you?
It’s definitely won’t be an easy thing to practice, but I’m going to try.
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