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Gronbeck-Tedesco quote of the day: openness

I continue to marvel at the amount of wisdom that is packed into John Gronbeck-Tedesco’s book Acting Through Exercises.


Openness is not automatic–based only on deciding, “Now I will be open for two hours.” Openness– the ability to take in and use the energy in our environment– is an acquired skill. [emphasis added]

I grew up on the east coast, which means we weren’t constantly throwing the word “energy” around like a volley ball in Malibu. Still, I have no doubt that it is appropriate and meaningful for acting far beyond the “New Age” idiom it evokes for many.