Apr 29, 2021 in Life Coaching
Why Being Open-Mindedness Makes Life Easier
You Gain A Lot By Opening The Door To Your Mind.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
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I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
You Gain A Lot By Opening The Door To Your Mind
“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.” — Gerry Spence
Close-mindedness stifles growth. I’ve met people in my life who lived inside their perfectly ordered boxes and refused to keep an open mind about various things. In a world full of endless possibilities and infinite potential, open-mindedness is key to an ever-expanding consciousness. Consider the following quote by Buddha: “Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” I understand it is not always easy to be open-minded. We grow up learning certain beliefs and associate with like-minded people most of our lives. So when someone presents us with a different viewpoint or perspective than ours, it can sometimes be difficult to accept or at the very least, be open to thinking about it. How about you? Do you consider yourself to be open-minded on most issues?
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You gain a lot by opening the door to your mind. I know people who used to be rigid in their thoughts and beliefs. Throughout the years they loosened up, let go, and have become more open-minded. They carry less stress now and more peace and contentment. Being close-minded can cause you to miss out on growth and benefits. For example, if you have a strong opinion about those in same-sex relationships and believe they are not worthy of love or acceptance, you are missing out on an opportunity to know wonderful people. The pre-judgment is close-mindedness and can cause pain to you and others.
Expand Your Mind
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices” ― Henry David Thoreau
Expanding your mind and becoming more open-minded offers you a road to new ideas and beliefs. Though it is easier to stay inside comfortable boxes, climbing out gives us wide eyes to see the beauty and creative wonders of the world and spirit. Do you want to be rigid and close-minded or expand your mind? See new things? Try new roads?
Benefits of Open Mindedness:
1. You Experience a Good Kind of Losing Control:
Sometimes being in control is rewarding, but not when it causes you stress. Let go of your thoughts and rigid beliefs. Experience new thoughts and ideas through your excited open mind. Trust me, it can be liberating.
2. Change Your Worldview:
Why do we keep the same worldview throughout our whole life? As we grow and experience new things, meet new people, learn new things, our worldview should expand. Although we don’t have to change our beliefs if we don’t want to, it is liberating to feel like we can if we want.
3. Being Open To New Possibilities:
Being open-minded makes us feel vulnerable because we admit we don’t know “everything” but this is a good thing. Too many people think they know it all (and they clearly don’t). I find it refreshing and exciting that I don’t know everything and I am open to new possibilities all the time.
4. You Gain More Confidence:
If you keep an open mind, you experience more confidence. You understand that varying beliefs are fine and you don’t always have to be right or know it all. Hear something that sounds foolish? A confident person might ponder it for a while, but someone who is not confident might start arguing his point right away.
Being open-minded is like choosing to live in a glass house over one with no windows. You see different people approach your glass house with all sorts of different beliefs and values and freely observe them, but still have the choice of opening the door or not. On the other hand, if you live in a house with no windows, you couldn’t care less about seeing people approach your house because you don’t want company. I’d like you to take out a sheet of paper or write in your journal or smartphone, areas of your life where you could be more open-minded? What is stopping you? Is it fear, ignorance or preferring to stay in your comfort zone? Analyse why you feel this way and try to get a sense of your motives. There are plenty of advantages for being open-minded. It is my hope you will take this into consideration as you think about how open-minded you are.
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