Consider the people around you – those at home and at work. You have a story about each of them. They have one about you. These static stories seldom change, unless we challenge them by intentionally expanding our thinking.

Two steps are involved. 1. Acknowledge you don’t have a complete, accurate picture. 2. Consciously open to what more there is that you’re not seeing or accepting, currently.

Experiment with this. Choose one person in your life – a colleague or loved one. Say to yourself, “I want to see and understand more of who — is.” Then, without judgment, notice the data that show up – the full range of the person’s behavior, habits, energy level, even physical attributes, etc.   More of the whole picture emerges, not just your selective, habitual story.   Feel gratitude for access to more of the truth.


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