As children, we were often told as we dashed out of the back door and onto a new adventure, “Be careful!”
Essentially, we were being asked to be aware—to pay attention. Essentially, we were being asked to soften, open, and receive.
In life, we practice receptivity when we are courteous; we allow for ease and respect in a situation. We practice receptivity when we are empathetic; we allow another’s experience into our own. We practice receptivity when we are cooperative; we allow for flexibility and compromise. We practice receptivity when we are clear in thought, speech, and action; we allow wisdom to permeate our responses.
We practice receptivity every time we meditate. In presence, we welcome all things.