Am I Being the Open Person I Want to Be?

No doubt, you’ve heard about the many benefits of being mindful. When we are present, we experience more possibilities and more aliveness. We listen more attentively and have more influence. 

Marshall Goldsmith, the famous author and executive coach,  shared that after reviewing over 400 books on Buddhism and mindfulness that one of the best ways to be mindful is to ask ourselves a simple question that he heard from Carol Kauffman, founder of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School.  She suggested the question,  “Am I being the person I want to be right now?”

This is a great question to call us back to the present moment.  I would add one more word, “Am I being the open person I want to be?”  When we take an Open Stance we are open-minded/curious, open-hearted/compassionate, open-centered/courageous and open-handed/taking kind action. When we are open we are grounded and appreciate what is, we are optimistic about what is unfolding, we are grateful and open to inspiration. When we are open, we are connected to what is meaningful, connected with others and the greater environment.  Taking an Open Stance is being truly mindful and living fully. 

Are you being the open person you want to be?

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