Sunday, July 12, 2009

Climb Every Mountain?

"When a door opens, walk through it. Trust that the door has opened for a reason and you have been guided to it....Every time we walk through an open door, we create a sense memory that encourages us to move into the new fearlessly. When we enter the new space, we almost always feel a thrill and a new feeling of confidence, in ourselves and in the universe."

From Friday's Daily Om

I'm not so sure about this one. I made a vow years ago to refrain from taking dares; they tend to lead me in the wrong direction.

On the other hand, when a door opens and I feel I might not go through it because of fear, then I force myself. I had some hesitation about taking on co-authorship of The Healing Power of Doing Good. A buddy of mine said to me as we stood in the line at the K&W Cafeteria: "Don't weird out on this." I'm glad I didn't.

What do you think about this walk-through-every-door idea? Am I just taking this too literally? If I pay attention, I can see that doors are opening every day and it's impossible to go through all of them.

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Anonymous said...

I am with you on this one Peggy. Walking through every door can be dangerous. Sometimes my fears shut doors for good reason, based on past history. If I can rid myself of chatter, and hear my gut instinct, usually the door opens.

Peggy Payne said...

The question that comes to my mind after I've picked the wrong door is often: What was I thinking?

There's probably a useful way to turn that into an advance warning.

Debra W said...

I will have to think about this one a bit more, but my gut tells me to step back and take a few breaths before just entering a newly opened door. I think an important aspect of this would be "instinct" for me. I have found that whenever I truly follow my gut instinct, I am never wrong. The object here is really listening to that instinct on a very basic level. Like Anon, ridding myself of the chatter is a very important aspect of opening the right door at the right time.

Anonymous said...

One of my challenges as I age is creature of habit thinking with any new possibilities. It is much easier to ignore the gut when new doors open and eliminate possibilities, especially with people. It can be as simple as smiling at the 7/11 clerk when I feel grumpy or welcoming a new person at the gym. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone to be kind is a good thing.

Peggy Payne said...

Sounds as if your gut is serving you well, Debbie.

I like the idea of being kind as a door, Anon. I doubt if it has often been viewed that way.