An open mind

We’re simply not interested. We know what we know, so why would we have an open mind?

As the child, of course I paid little attention to it, but as the adult I have learned how important it is. Having an open mind not only allows us to understand what goes on in our reality so that we give ourselves the opportunity to make sense of the world around us, but it also opens our minds to the possibilities that we may hear what other people have to say, whether we choose to accept what they say or not.

For me having an open mind is part of the independent scenario. Being independent gives me freedom of choice, freedom to choose my beliefs and freedom to choose how I incorporate those beliefs into my realities. Having an open mind also opens the floodgates for me to embrace new beliefs, so that I can learn and change my perceptions on how I view and deal with what’s going on in the world.

I believe that when we make sense of the world, we’re more likely to want to take the appropriate action to live more fulfilling lives. It also means that on some level we’re willing to adjust our own beliefs, so that we’re also able to at least think about other people’s beliefs, even if we don’t agree with them.

Finally, to have an open mind, we must first make a distinction between our beliefs and the truth. Once we’ve made the distinction, we have the opportunity for emotional growth.

31 Jan, 2013

4 thoughts on “An open mind

  1. I would like to think that I have an open mind and that’s the case for the most part. There have been times when I just won’t listen to things that I have already made my mind up about.

    We should have an open mind. We tend to learn more if we do and be positive at the same time.

    1. Thanks for being honest Lisa. I think many of us may fall into the same camp where we don’t listen because we’ve made our minds up, but I also believe it’s important for our spiritual growth.

  2. Having an open mind is imperative I think in today’s world.

    There are so many different beliefs on topics such as religion etc that we have to take into consideration in order to interact with others. I too sometimes make my mind up about things, but can look at others point of view and sometimes give merit to others opinions.

    I guess that is what having an open mind is all about, choices and seeing others’ point of view.

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