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When we take daily time to remember who we are and what is important to us, we can be more open to life. One of the ways to open all your pores is to find an image that signifies opening to you. An image is instantaneous, takes little effort, and has a powerful effect on us. (A picture is worth a thousand words.)

Here are a few examples of images of openness that might get you started in finding your own:

Open all your pores and bathe in all the tides of nature.
–Henry David Thoreau

If we are not open, we miss so much! Being open means the realities of life have a way to get into you, the gates are open, and you wonít miss what you donít want to miss.

Examples of Images of Openness

* A dish antenna: Open to all the signals of the universe.
* A sapling: Stretching to reach the sun and rain.
* A whale: Huge maw agape and swimming through the krill.
* A magnet: Attracting your opposites.
* A child: Knowing that everything is possible.

In the quote of Thoreau, above, he uses the analogy of bathing. Perhaps that could be the image for you: When you are immersed in a tub or standing under a steady shower of water, no part of you is missed. You are open.

When we race through life never stopping, openness is difficult because too much goes right through us, without making any difference in our lives.

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Adapted from Moments in Between, by David Kundtz (Conari, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by David Kundtz. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Moments in Between, by David Kundtz (Conari, 2006).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:27AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

This was nice. Thank you :-)

5:12PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012


4:07PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thank you :)

5:09PM PST on Jan 19, 2012

thank you

5:46PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Thanks Annie!

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Yeah attract people to care for Mama earth, rather than put off people who may begin to care.

fantastic idea.

There's always the option of canned beans. They're already cooked! Just remember to rinse them well …


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