“Re-examine all you have been told…Dismiss what insults your soul.” – Walt Whitman
In our society it is easy to follow the crowd. Our entire lives we hear that we need to climb the ladder and get to the top. If you say all the right things, do all the right things and never challenge the opinions of the majority then you will succeed.
“The soul should always stand ajar. Ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” –Emily Dickinson
If you know me at all then you know that the one thing I cannot handle is close-minded people. Even if I don’t agree with you at all, I will listen to you. Why? Because you have just as much right as I do to speak and believe as you wish.
While you re-examine your life, remember to leave the door open. You never know who will come along and bring something into your life that you’ve been missing. Leaving the door ajar is scary. It is a vulnerable place where people can bring things into your life and take things out of. That’s why I balance this quote with Walt Whitman.
Let people in. Open your mind. Open your soul. Re-examine all you’ve been told. Make sure you are true to you and not others.