AN OPEN HAND
The mind is not a storeroom
with mirrors where we retreat
to convince ourselves
that we exist.
The mind is a livingroom with
windows and more than one chair,
so friends can come and look out
and discuss what they see.
Not a fortress where we frisk and
strip others of what they believe
in order to share our secrets.
More a porch with birdfeeders
and coffee or tea where before
hello, you have to share a story.
Pull the curtains! Open the
windows! Brew the coffee!
Put out a sign: Other Views
~ Mark Nepo
I love this analogy.
Let our minds be places for sharing and enjoying with each other.
Let us explore together and welcome each other into our homes.
Put your sign out and see who appears 💛
* Nepo, Mark. The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Kindle Locations 996-1006). Sounds True. Kindle Edition.