It is a moment when you stop talking and start to listen. But how do you listen? Do you really listen when you think you already know the answer? Are you receptive when you are already expecting to be right, to find a conclusion? Openness is the fundamental quality that we cultivate through meditation. To be open and non-judgemental towards ourselves is essential if we want to be open and non-judgemental towards others. If we want to be filled with love and wisdom, we have to open the gates, so they can come in.