Openness

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Let the spirit of expansive possibility breathe in you.

Openness is a basic personality trait denoting receptivity to new ideas and new experiences. Those who are particularly ‘open to experience’ have been shown to have a greater appreciation for beauty, which has a positive effect on a person’s well-being (Psychology Today). I contemplate the image of a flower that is opened up to the world. Its full beauty was hidden when just a little bud, but through the sun and suitable weather conditions it becomes something new and exciting. We delight in its shades of yellow and white, bees are nourished with its sweet nectar and perhaps the universe smiles with it too. Continue reading