Be open-minded and teachable like an unspoiled child. – The Urantia Papers
The biggest malady we all suffer with is not being teachable because we’re so married to our respective perspectives! Our ego comes into play with the pretext that it’s saving our face, but does it really do that? Sometimes my son will point out an error I’ve made and I naturally tend to defend and explain myself. Often for a few moments at least I’ll stay that way before I realize that I’m holding my ground against my own child and that too when he’s right!
like a child
How can we be like a child? The scriptures exhort us to be ‘childlike’ not childish. Have the faith, the expectation, the outlook, the ‘now-focus’ and the joie de vivre that’s so natural to a child. We can do it if we remind ourselves to do it and practice it as much as possible! May you be the child you once were!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM childlike.
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers