Scott Hodge


A Joyful Mind

Jun 22, 2010

Can’t resist posting this…

In The Naked Now, Richard Rohr asks, “What might a joyful mind be?” A few of his answers:

When your mind does not need to be right.

When you no longer need to compare yourself with others.

When your mind can be creative, but without needing anyone to know.

When you can live in contentment with whatever the moment offers.

When your mind does not need to be in charge, but can serve the moment with gracious and affirming information.

When your mind follows the intelligent lead of your heart.

When your mind is curious and interested, not suspicious and interrogating.

When you do not need to humiliate, critique, or defeat those who have hurt you – not even in your mind.

When your mind can think well of itself, but without needing to.

When your mind can accept yourself as you are, warts and all.

When your mind can find truth on both sides.

When your mind fills the gaps with “the benefit of the doubt” for both friend and enemy.

When your mind can critique and also detach from that critique.

When your mind can wait, listen, and learn.

When your mind can admit it was wrong and change.

When your mind can stop judging and critiquing itself.

When your mind can find God in all things.

May it be.  Amen.

4 Responses to “A Joyful Mind”

  1. Tammy Helfrich says:

    Wow! Needed that today!! Thanks.

  2. Adam Lehman says:

    Nice. Basically humility while still being proud of what you have & can do.
    Jesus seemed to talk about humility a bunch….

  3. Brian Basilico says:

    Great post!
    For us introspectively focused… It is so hard to learn that there is no “I” in “Team”… but you can still spell “Me”!

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