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Have An Open Mind


Thought for the day:

Never be afraid to examine things in a different light!

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14 comments:

  1. This is a nice thought, Josie. I like them all, your choices ring bells with me. Like you guys, I've moved quite a bit also. A couple of times I had to list all the places I'd lived, both times I needed an extra sheet for them all. I was more settled, though when I was married. Especially this time the last 43 years, when we've only lived at five different addresses.
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    1. Thank you Jim, I share the things that I think will serve as good reminders to me! My moving has slowed down considerably in recent year too. Papa Bear lives a much more stable lifestyle than I was used to in the past, and I appreciate it so much! Travelling is fun, but so is having a place to call home.

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  2. Even if you won't change my mind, i want to know your perspective and why you think the way you do on a subject. That will help us come closer to finding areas of agreement.

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    1. Amen, Mimi, you get it! Listening to other points of view helps us to re-evaluate our own to either confirm it or revise it as seems appropriate. If we are afraid to hear other points of view we are probably too set in our ways to make any needed changes anyway.

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    1. Thank you! I think it's important to listen to what someone else has to say, we might learn something new! If not, we've at least been kind and considerate enough to give them a little of our time.

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  4. better to have an open mind than one that is glued shut.

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    1. Absolutely, Kathe. One of my favorite quotes says "Some solid, concrete people are mixed up and set in their ways!" So very true.

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  5. So true. How will know who we are and what we believe if we aren't open to new thoughts?

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    1. Exactly, Patricia! Our understanding of life and beliefs evolve over time... if we keep our mind open to explore what we think is right for us!

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  6. I like it. A good reminder that different doesn't need to be scary.

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    1. That's the whole point... not to fear what we don't know, but rather to seek to understand it so we can choose wisely.

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  7. I am trying so hard for this! Often we get some stuck in our own black and white version of the world; and while I think that some truths are (or should be) universal - some wrongs just always wrong; I know that I never fully know another's journey. So I have to be willing to listen to their story first - and never judge.

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    1. I agree that there are some absolute truths, but like you, I still want to try to understand why others don't always recognize those truths in their lives. I used to be far more black and white than I am now, especially when it comes to others. Each is on their own journey and it's not my duty to "correct" that!

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