many of you, who are reading my posts on regular base, know me as a person of strong believes and full of faith for the unfolding of the Golden Age of Aquarius. Born in the star sign Aquarius, I am used to receiving visions that are reaching far out in “time”; and born as the Mayan sign E or EB – The Road, I am supposed to understand the design of the path that collectively gets us there. So most of the time my inner clarity combined with my personality, lead me to strong opinions and a feeling of personal stability.
Now that it a really good place to be in life and it feels perfectly harmonic to live the life I created for myself; and it is a dangerous place for any human being to stay and get lazy in relying on opinions and values build long ago. And this is where open-mindedness is coming into the game. The more we are “oh so sure” in our own world, the more we need people from other countries, religions, ethical backgrounds and opposite life path’s to keep us wide and receptive. And this is a crucial trait to let our mind sour.
The ability for open-mindedness is defined as a continuing receptiveness to new ideas and controversial perspectives. It is closely relate to our ability to express emotional intelligence in our exchanges with others. People who live open-mind in everyday life, will rather show a tendency to be interested and respectful to believes very unfamiliar to themselves. They will maybe even express their gratitude for the possibility to be changed by the views and different knowledge the other shared.
For the spiritual seeker it might even go as far as an openness to allow each of this challenging new thoughts, to rattle our life and enrich our ability to embrace humanity in its endless extensions. After all we can create from every encounter in our life, a new sacred geometry of higher understanding in our energy body. That is not always a comfortable process, but than we need to remember that “life begins at the end of our comfort zone”!!
So lets see what wise men over the ages had to say about the advantages of living life with an open mind:
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw“Always be respectful and open-minded when listening to another man’s beliefs. What you reject today could be your mantra tomorrow. Man’s evolution is all about transformations. An unexpected experience you have one day can change you forever.”
“The thing is, it’s very dangerous to have a fixed idea. A person with a fixed idea will always find some way of convincing himself in the end that he is right”
“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.”
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”
Henry David Thoreau
“The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart.”
Rasheed OgunlaruDear Ones, I hope you feel inspired right now to challenge yourself to as many mind altering experiences and encounter, as you possibly can allow without loosing your stability in life. Go step by step, be kind to yourself – there are days where we can handle big steps and others for small simple adjustments. Allow me to end this article with a quote from John Maynard Keynes “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”
Open minded blessings!
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