An Open Heart

Here’s some advice I heard years ago, long before our current viral predicament, from James Altucher, paraphrased:

“Treat every interaction with someone as if it might be the last time you ever see them.”

If you really did that, what would change?

It’s possible that everything would change.

You wouldn’t get angry over trivial things, be focused on getting to the next thing, or say hurtful things.

You would, on the other hand, appreciate every moment you had with the person in front of you. You would feel empathy and compassion for them.

It feels risky to open your heart up, let your guard down, and be vulnerable, but the reality is that it’s the most special gift you can give someone else, and it’s also the only way to truly feel safe with another.

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