When Doors Open, my final blog for 2013 – and like a door that can be opening and closing in a single movement, this blog closes off 2013 and marks the beginning of 2014. To that extent I believe that doors are in fact always opening. The action is analogous to the act of surrender, for as we surrender, we open ourselves to new opportunities.
I believe that the first doorway we must be able to enter is the door to stillness. One of the critical learnings for me in 2013, was the art of silencing myself, to be able to listen to that inner voice that lies within me, as it does in each of us and learning to be able to discern the prompts of that inner voice.
The inner voice inevitably directs us to another door, calling on us to surrender to the unknowing, with a confidence that what lies beyond this doorway is far better than what we are leaving behind. It directs us to possibilities that our mortal minds could not conceive. We can miss these open doors, if we are distracted and unfocussed and suffering from what Daniel Goleman refers to as the “new normal”, …. a form of attention deficit as the ever-enticing successive crops of apps and tech gadgets take our focus away from the task at hand or the person in front of us.
As I journey into 2014, my intent is to transmit this awareness of my inner voice more and more into my daily interactions. I invite you to join me as I continue to open the doors within, so that I can interact with all the externals, with open awareness. Happy New Year!!!!
Judy Joseph Mc Sween is the Business Intuitive/CEO of Meredith Mc Sween International and developer of the Time Out Suite of Corporate and Personal Interventions. To contact Judy for information on her “Time Out Online”, “Time Out 24 hour Personal Rejuvenators” and “Time Out Corporate Interventions” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 868 684 9827