A man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. — Oliver W. Holmes
I believe it is important to have an open mind as we pursue life. Such openness allows us to be ready to face challenges and meet needs. I’ve experienced where closed minds, narrow-mindedness, tunnel vision, however you want to refer to it, has caused many to miss great opportunities for their own development and progress in life. Sometimes we say or hear “you need an eye-opener” to me what we really need to tell others or hear ourselves is “open those eyes”. Really saying to have an open mind.
As we develop open-mindedness we develop our ability to discern. We develop our ability to make informed decisions. We learn to take all aspects of a circumstance into consideration before we make judgement or attempt to understand it fully. We are able to know that a problem can have more than one way to the solution. We would assess situations appropriately and respond to them effectively.
“I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes.” Maxine Hong Kingston
Indeed I have learned to make my mind large as the universe is large and the benefits are great.
LIFE… Love… Inspiration… Faith… Empowerment…