#resonant blessing // open

Image courtesy of @poets_ode

Image courtesy of @poets_ode


My musings on #resonantblessing ‘open’ //

to be open is to be vulnerable. To be open is to invite the outer world into our inner world. To open is a choice.

To be open involves not only our receiving sense organs but also our hearts and minds.

Where we are open we are not closed. There is no concealment, no holding back, no barriers or blocks. Conversely, when we close we are unavailable, obstructed, hindered, limited, and concealed.

To be open is to move closer to freedom. To be clear and honest.

Minds that are open are receptive, observant, and curious. To be open-minded is to accept that you aren’t all-knowing.

Souls that are open are approachable, patient, compassionate, and humble.

When we are open we are ready for signs, for stories, for lessons. We listen. Interested. We question. We learn. We grow. We are present in the moment. We grow - evolve.



There are things you can’t reach. But you can reach out to them, all day long.

The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of god.

And it can keep you busy as anything else, and happier.

I look; morning to night. I am never done with looking.

Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around as though with your arms open.

- mary oliver

Laura Gwilliam Yoga @ The Resonance Collective

Image courtesy of @louise_eaton

Image courtesy of @louise_eaton

stress only happens when you resist life’s events. you’re generally using your will to resist: that which has already happened or that which hasn’t happened yet.

begin by dealing with each situation with acceptance - an open mind.

Laura Gwilliam @ The Resonance Collective

Open and free //

To choose creates anxiety about the path not taken. Conversely, to remain indecisive results in the waste of a life - a life half lived. Choices are onerous; arresting us at every cross-road in life. To be open is to experience freedom. Freedom from the burdens of the paradox of choice.

“People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.”

(Quote: Michael A. Singer)


Laura Gwilliam Yoga @ The Resonance Collective
Enough  by David Whyte

Enough by David Whyte



“During eons of evolution, from the simplest of living forms to the most complex, there has always been the day-to-day struggle to protect oneself. In our highly evolved cooperative social structures, this survival instinct has gone through evolutionary changes. Many of us no longer lack food, water, clothing, or shelter; nor do we regularly face life threatening physical danger.

As a result, the protective energies have adapted toward defending the individual psychologically, rather than physiologically. We now experience the daily need to defend our self-concepts rather than our bodies. Our major struggles end up being with our own inner fears, insecurities, and destructive behaviour patterns, and not with outside forces.” - Michael A. Singer



To open is to unfold and arrive //

“The exploration of Self is inextricably interwoven with the unfolding of one’s life.” - MICHAEL A. SINGER

Laura Gwilliam Yoga @ The Resonance Collective
Laura Gwilliam Yoga @ The Resonance Collective

“Boundaries create the appearance of finiteness in infinite space. Things seem finite because your perception hits mental boundaries.”