”The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.”
How to master the art of observing life with an open mind? Where others see either black or white, to learn to see the rainbow? Life is a spectrum of moments, occurring one after the other. Anything can happen. And it’s impossible for us to know what might be hiding behind the corner. We’re allowed to change – in fact we should, change, and grow. In line with each and everyone of your breaths you are allowed to be. Exactly the one you were meant to be.
For the most part of my life I’ve tried to live with an open-mind. I’m very curious, and I’ve always thought that there can’t be one answer to all of this. Of course not. My opinions do not have to align with yours. However, I will always respect you, for being you. For your actions, and thoughts, even those I don’t agree with. ”Oh, you think like that, interesting.” I think if we humans would strive to become better at letting people live their own lives, without judging those who are different from ourselves, I truly believe this world would become a more peaceful place. Who am I to tell anyone how to live their life? Instead, we should focus on living the life we want, without being afraid to be judged.
Open your mind.
Open-minded people don’t care to be right, they care to understand. There’s never a right or wrong answer. Everything is about understanding. They don’t expect people to agree with everything they say, however, they expect them to know that they have their own view on things. What is more, open-minded people don’t impose their beliefs on others. They just accept all of life’s perspectives and realities, doing their own thing in peace without judgment.
”It’s the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you, and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. And this of course doesn’t mean that you should just accept when someone is hurting you – not at all. What it means is, you should learn to look at life with a bird’s eye view – there are more to this life than the thoughts in your mind. There are more to this life than your way of seeing things. There is something to be learned from everyone. Even from the fools.
I do think it’s important that we learn how to be open-minded to peoples’ opinions, even when we don’t agree. As long as we don’t harm anyone with our actions or words we are fully authorized to live our life on our own terms. I truly believe one of the most sincere forms of respect is to actually listen to what another person has to say. And if you don’t understand – don’t be afraid to ask questions. The worst distance between two human beings is misunderstanding.
When two people stop communicating with each other, or worse, when they stop listening to each other, that is when the problems start arising. We start to assume things, or we believe we think we know what the other person is trying to say. Instead of asking we assume. We humans are very good at putting our own expectations on people. Why? Maybe we’re afraid of the answer. Maybe we’re just trying to create a false sense of control. Maybe we’re afraid that we thought we knew someone when we actually have no idea. But remember this, if you do not ask, and try to understand, you will never fully get to know life. And you will never fully get to know yourself.
Open your eyes, darling. Open your mind. There’s magic, everywhere.