beloved life practices 12: live transparent

 

REFLECTION: ‘Live Transparent is a stance of stillness and movement for a life to bring good to us and to the world around us. It’s about living with openness. Most of us have probably found ourselves at some time living without transparency. Keeping the water cloudy. And it doesn’t feel good. Lives and societies that bring good thrive on openness. Living transparent doesn’t mean that we have to put everything ‘out there’. There will be private things, precious things, intimate and tough things that need to be held just by us and by the people we love and the people who love us. But this stance is about setting out to live in a transparent way. Could transparency become our first instinct rather than our last recourse?

 

beloved life - live transparent

 

PRACTICE: …Whenever you make a statement about yourself today, in word or action, online or in person, ask yourself how you might do this with (appropriate) transparency. Will those receiving whatever you are saying or doing recognize something that is truthfully of you in this…?’

©Ian Adams 2013 ‘Running Over Rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times’ (Canterbury Press)

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