Monday, July 13, 2015

An Open Mind Opens Doors

We do not eliminate the problems and obstacles in our life just by thinking. However, everything begins in our mind; how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we see life. As is our mind, so is our vision of the world. One of the first steps required is to have an open mind.

What prevents us from having an open mind? Fear and bad experiences of the past and with people who do not allow us to be free. As we open our minds and put aside our fears, we begin to explore new horizons, directions and insights. Everything in life requires experimentation: nothing ventured, nothing gained.

When we know there is going to be new development, we need three things, insight, courage, determination. How does a person get insight? When we go deeply into something.

Courage comes from how deeply we understand our aim. For example: to stop smoking or go on a diet. It takes courage to do these things. When someone sees that something is important, he will initiate changes. Courage brings determination.


Extracted from 'Self Empowerment' by Bridget Menezes (Malaysian author)

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