Be open to

To be open to any possibility is one thing. To prepare for multiple options for you to choose and keep the future open, like “I could do this and that!” “This might be also good for me. Let’s keep it for now!,” is another thing.

Our imagination is at the end limited to our conception and paradigm, or our language. Possibilities that we ourselves create don’t exceed who we are. An extraordinarily possibility comes from middle of nowhere, which we never even thought of, unexpectedly and absurdly. Such a possibility stuns and astonishes us. An unintended coincidence and an abrupt invitation open up a new path of possibility.

To be open to any possibility is to develop flexibility and detachment within us that enable us to say yes to a surprising invitation sent from where we don’t belong, even if we skeptically feel that we are about to throwing away what we have established, believed, and relied on.

We don’t need to keep multiple choices and disguise ourselves as if we had so many possibilities ahead of us. We should cultivate tenderness and resilience inside us that let us jump in an altered dimensioned hole suddenly appearing along the way.

常に様々な可能性にオープンである状態とは、選択肢を自らたくさん作って増やして、これもできるかもしれない、あれもいいかもしれないと複数の道を残しておくこととは限らない(これが有効な条件下もある)。

人間の想像力なんてたかが知れてる。自分で作る可能性には限度がある。思いがけない成り行き(セレンディピティとかフローとか言ったりもするようなあれ)や唐突と思われるインビテーションから新たなる可能性の道は開けていく。

あらゆる可能性にオープンにいることとは、自分の予想、プラン、ビジョンが囲う枠の外からやってくるインビテーションに、必要とあれば、これまで築き、信じ、拠り所にしていたことを捨てるように感じるとしても、Yesと答えて受け入れてみるフレキシビリティとディタッチメントではないだろうか。

常に幾つもの道を作っておくのではなく、目の前の一つの道を突き進んでいってポッと表れる異次元ホールに飛び込める柔らかさ。

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