Is Your Mind Open?

Last night on CNN there was a video in which Rush Limbaugh said he hopes Obama fails. His mind is so closed that he would rather see our nation fail then go against the arrogance of his beliefs. I am sharing this because this kind of closed-minded, ego driven worldview is what got us in the mess we are in.

There is a clear lesson in this and that is a closed mind is a very sad waste of human potential. This kind of mind closes a person off from seeing the truth, from being able to learn and grow, and often blocks the heart from feeling anything but fear and anger.

An open mind is a great gift to humanity. An open mind makes it possible for us to grow and be more conscious. An open mind means an open heart and the ability to have compassion and caring for ourselves and others. An open mind is able to be creative and innovative. An open mind lets us understand what is truly important and what is the higher road to take.

How has you mind closed down? Is it important to you to be right or in control? Are you able to learn and grow? What excites your mind and makes you thing expansively?

The mind is a powerful human tool that when used right can bring about amazing innovation, thoughtful kindness, and positive change. The mind in waste is mired in a narrow viewpoint spinning itself like a top deeper into heartlessness. Which direction is your mind going? Is it contracting in a mistaken ego driven determination or is it expanding and growing in wisdom and awareness? Is your mind today opening or closing is the simple question.

If you want to take charge of your life, if you want to empower yourself to be successful in ways that make you feel joyous, if you want to experience true freedom, you must allow your mind to be as free and open as you can.

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Phil Jackson

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Charles Kettering

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
Thomas R. Dewar