“Every new self-discovery leads you to more wholeness, opens your heart, makes you humble, and a better person to serve and love others.” Assegid Habtewold
The Arabs used to say,
When a stranger appears at your door,
Feed him for three days
before asking who he is,
Where he’s come from,
Where he’s headed.
That way, he will have strength
enough to answer.
Or by then,
You’ll be such good friends,
you don’t care.
“Red Brocade”, Naomi Shihab Nye
As we get older, we often shut the door to new experiences, self-discovery, or new people.
But when we live in a ‘beginners mind’, we will always be open to a new guest or a new experience, and who knows where it may lead us?