Explore the softening effect of an open heart

Explore the softening effect of an open heart. Enter new frontiers of your world unarmed and with your shields down.

—Calm App Reflection

Image from Unsplash by Tim Milk

A few weeks ago, I was invited out to breakfast with several walking buddies. The conversation took a nostalgic turn to examine the ways in which the world has changed since we were kids.

Back then things like virus protection and cyber-attacks were not part of our vocabulary, and it was not uncommon to leave our doors to our homes unlocked. Home security systems, double authentication, and constantly being on guard for scams and the latest Ponzi scheme were not on our radar. It seemed like a much simpler and friendlier time where mutual trust was the norm.


Where in your life do you have your shields up?

How does taking this stance influence your relationships with those around you?

How could a more open-hearted, unarmed approach enhance your life and the world around you?