Happy New Year! I hope that 2019 is full of interesting and meaningful connections for us all.
As you commit to some new resolutions, may I suggest a simple one? Ask more questions this year. Ask questions of yourself and of others, with gentleness and openness. Observe how often our conversations are predominantly filled with statements. We take turns stating what we think and any questions we ask are for simple clarification. I invite you to go a little deeper; inquire and explore with heartfelt respect—including of yourself. Why do you, or others, feel so strongly about something?
Asking questions helps to create space between our reaction and our thoughtful response, and in that space lies a wealth of insights. How we connect with each other—and how we connect with ourselves—is the main determinant of what we bring forth in our lives.
May the year be good for you and full of sweet surprises!
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