Open Mind or Closed Mind?
Life works with an open mind! Beware of The Closed Mind
Success in its broadest meaning is not limited to only monetary and material possessions. It reveals itself in life and in nature as being plentiful in countless and various forms.
The universal spirit of consciousness, craves to continuously manifest and express itself; this power likewise expresses its longing to demonstrate success, which it naturally wants to develop, to grow and become bigger and stronger.
However, many have come to realize that this longing for, and natural inclination for growth, has been repressed in them because of negative thinking, unconstructive programming, and not having enough faith in their abilities and in themselves.
Every individual has dual natures. One wants the self to move forward while the other feels like pulling back. The nature that you concentrate upon and cultivate is the one that in the end determines which of these natures will take hold and be in control.
Your “will” resolves the issue alone. An individual by the utmost attempt of the “will” can change their whole vocation and accomplish miracles. Which is why having an open mind is very significant.
By having a closed mind you can grasp onto a concept with little concern for the evidence. You might even reach at a concept without supporting material evidence. As a result, when presented with evidence that is contradictory to this concept, it is immediately dismissed.
Whereas, by having an open mind before reaching any conclusion, you consider the evidence first, approving or disapproving the many interpretations of the concept, not just gathering information. Appropriate concern encourages you to weigh what has been learnt and work towards reaching a decision or conclusion based on the facts and evidence.
Keeping an open mind allows you to magnetize opportunities and persist and continue following opportunities, regardless of how small they may appear. An open mind is open to all opportunities and possibilities, big or small.
A closed mind however, is stubborn, wanting what the mind envisions without any delay and wanting it exactly as the mind perceived it, not willing to accept or try something else in its place, when that which the mind has envisioned cannot be accomplished or reached.
When you close your mind and become stubborn, you in essence tell your higher self, including the “powers of the universe” that you are not eager to mature and encounter new things, so there will be no progress and no transformation and things in your life will have no chance to improve.
Whatever the mind can envision, the mind can create. What the mind sees, believes feels and thinks are all conveyed to the subconscious mind, which then works along with the universal forces and establishes your reality centered on the visualization of the conscious mind.
Bear in mind though, that it is not sufficient to merely imagine and hope it materializes. Having the power to imagine means also having the power and the capability to work on it to achieve it.
You can achieve it when you open up your mind to success and get rid of limiting thoughts. As to how restricted your life may be and what circumstances are presented to you at the moment, this does not really matter, because when you decide to change your attitudes and thoughts, and begin to think without notable limitations, your life’s direction will begin to change.
Focus on possibilities, rather than limitations and expand your thoughts to what it is that you believe yourself to be.
Here are guidelines on how to program your thoughts for success:
- Continuously and abundantly display images of your “model” persons, those whom you want to become like, and the things that you want to accomplish. Read magazines containing stories and pictures of the lives that you wish emulate.
- Read autobiographies of successful people. Constantly read self-development materials packed with examples and ideas of women and men who had set goals, overcome hardships and misfortunes and accomplished what they aimed for in the end.
- Always affirm yourself. In each undertaking, take the time to focus, “close your eyes” and set a clear mental image of the outcome you desire. Then repeatedly say and claim that you have already achieved it.
- Nourish your mind with positive thoughts before sleeping, after waking up, at your lunch break, anytime. Do not provide a chance for negative thoughts to enter into your mind.
Thoughts hold great power. Be conscious of the thoughts that come into your mind; let the positive in, never entertain the negative. Open up your mind to possibilities and never be afraid to try; if you fail, take it as an opportunity to learn and try again.Ron and Sue