October 12, 2015
Emily Dickinson said “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”
Receptivity is one of the laws of the Universe. The dynamic exchange of giving and receiving has been taking place for millions of years, and human beings are part of that exchange. The key to recognizing the abundance being endlessly offered to us is in keeping every door open – staying consciously receptive – to every new moment.
This law of receptivity, this allowing of receiving, only asks us to release all prejudices, all habitual preconceived ideas of what might come.
It also asks us to release fears resulting from what came before.
This is not to say we should ignore experience; prudence comes from learning our lessons the hard way. Openness fortified with prudence gives us a strong, confident foundation, a solid footing as we step forward into the next new opportunity.
Dickinson’s quote invites the dawn to come through any open door. Those same open doors are invitations for us to walk through with open arms.