We could all stand to learn a little something from that seemingly naive yellow haired girl from the familiar childhood story of Goldilocks and the three bears.
A young girl goes for a walk in the woods. Which I applaud. She soon, however, realizes that she is lost and finds herself wandering by an empty cabin. She then proceeds to enter and try out each of the three occupants chairs, breakfasts and beds. Only to find when she wakes up, that the home belongs to three bears. She slightly overreacts, given the fact that it was she who made herself at home, and dashes away without so much as a thank you.
So what are these lessons our young adventuress had laid out for us?
1. Go outside. Go explore. It really isn’t dangerous. Get informed and know your surroundings. It is okay to get lost every once in a while.
2. Be open. Don’t always assume the worst. We are taught to be so fearful. Rather than buying into fear, allow yourself to be vulnerable. You may be surprised.
3. We need to learn our preferences. It usually takes figuring what it is that we do not want, to understand what it is that we do want. It is a life long process. Enjoy it.
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