Your Mind: Open or Closed, Mindful

#mindfulness

And what does an open mind or a closed mind look like and why does it matter? What is this concept called mindfulness and how does that relate to open or closed minds?

An Open Mind

What is an open mind? Is it a mind that will look at all possibilities or is it a mind that will consider different opinions and is willing to change if something fits the person’s purpose better.

A  Closed Mind

Is a closed mind one that receives no additional information and the person is so focused on their own purpose that there is no room for any alternative considerations?

Mindfulness

Could mindfulness really mean that the mind is so full that it has no ability to receive new information?

What is the state of mind that really matters?
  • A mind that is aware – aware of what is happening internally and externally.
  • A mind that acknowledges other people and their similarities and their differences.
  • A mind that accepts other ideas, people, opinions and thoughts. Acceptance does not mean agreement, it simply means that there is a different way of thinking but the question is how does that different way fit the purpose of the person being aware of that difference?
  • A mind that appreciates that there are other opinions and ideas. A mind that realises learning and development truly happens when difference occurs and the person can grow.
  • A mind that listens, responds and takes action that corresponds to the purpose of the person taking the action.

The saddest occurrence today is people who feel hopeless because they are unable to live their purpose and feel that they have no control of what will happen to them.

Your mind is a resource. It helps you make decisions. It helps you be aware of your needs. It helps you respond to the needs of others especially those you love, work with and care about.

Your mind needs to be fed. Fed new ideas, new thoughts and new challenges.

A mind that is never challenged stagnates and that seems to lead to some very dire conditions.

My belief: to be healthy and feel alive and useful, you need to keep your mind active and aware. You need to consider all information but not get hung up on it. You need to live your purpose.

Purposeful Living gives you control when everything else seems beyond your control. Purposeful living weighs up possibilities and makes choices based on essential needs.

So keep your mind slightly open but close it when you see that what is being offered takes you off purpose. Be aware, mindful, of what is happening but please refuse to constantly accept that other’s know what is best for you.

Stand tall and proud.

You are the perfect you. Never let anyone steal that from you.

Live, love and laugh often

http://www.successthieves.net; #mentor
Word Mentalist

 

 

Being Transparent: Do you really see what is Happening?

When you look at the definition of transparent, it means you can see through it. But seeing through something may not mean you actually see what is happening.

If you take a look on social media you find many stories where the organisation claimed to be transparent but in actual fact the people who were looking at the entity were unable to see what was really going on.

Some examples:

In technology many systems are
#transparency

Given the nature of transparency therefore does that mean you can actually see what is happening or is it like so many things..if I have to tell you I am honest, integrous or transparent does that mean that my actions make you think otherwise.

Leaders, politicians even family and friends want us to think of them in a particular way. They object when we find their actions and their words conflict and make us feel uncertain.

The conflict usually is the result of mismatching and misunderstanding the Archetypes involved. You may have been taught that communication is tone and posture are more important than the words but in our experience the words have impact, if not immediately than when reflection occurs.

And miscommunication can occur when you think we have shown all our cards, explained everything, been transparent, but have not been understood by the other party. Every day people are so busy that they often do not take the time to understand others or actually deal and question what others say to them.  It causes stress. It leads to confusion. And unfortunately it can lead to health problems. I remember several years ago when my boss and I had major communication problems and I became crippled and unable to talk. It lasted until one day after I quit the company.

Similar things happen with many of our clients, especially when they have made a clear decision and suddenly someone challenges them on their decision. They then start judging, questioning and feeling uncertain. And when that doubt occurs, they become virtually stuck. The success thieves have stolen their ability to take action.

 Consider:

  • If transparency really means that you see what is happening or just that you see the outcome someone else wants you to.
  • Words have power and we respond to words based on both the situation and the Archetypes involved.
  • Our success depends on how we respond to the communications that happen around and with us.

Words do have power. Use them wisely and ask for help when you feel a conflict.

Never doubt yourself.

Mentoring is a great way to build your confidence in what you see and your gut senses. Contact me if I can help you

To your success

Word Mentalist