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When my husband and I started our relationship, we had a lot of arguments because I always accused him of checking out other women and possibly cheating on me. I know it was unfair, but in my defense I was having an emotional trauma because I caught my ex-boyfriend red handed.
I knew I was wrong but my thinking was clouded by my bitter and painful past. Again, I wasn’t trying to justify my mistake, but you know, it’s challenging not to be too judgmental sometimes.
We are all brought up with different sets of beliefs, values and culture. Also, we have different experiences and points of view in life.
So, to fill in the gap and un-complicate things a little, here are 4 reasons why you should suspend your judgment, be more open-minded and just learn to accept life for what it is.
It Opens More Opportunities
When you allow yourself to see things from other people’s perspective, you are not only allowing yourself to experience new things but you’re also being open to learning and discovering new and better ideas.
In the piece “Why Facebook, Not LinkedIn, Is the Professional Network of Choice for These 4 CEOs,” writer Ryan Holmes shows how being open-minded enables you to make a giant leap to success.
On a quick glance, LinkedIn may be a more appropriate platform for your business. However, if you really think about it, though LinkedIn may look more professional, you can’t deny the fact that Facebook has access to the world’s biggest social audience, making it the most ideal platform for networking, personal branding and social media marketing.
It Makes You a Happier Person
If you’re familiar with the story of The Little Prince, you’ll remember how grown-ups are always so busy with matters of consequence. They spend most of their time trying to figure out complexities of people and situations. And this, I think, is the reason why our lives are so complicated.
Have you ever wondered why we, adults, can never have the same level of happiness and satisfaction as children? In my opinion, setting big responsibilities aside, it is because in the eyes of a child, it is what it is and that’s it. They live in a simple world wherein they see beauty in everything and they just accept things for what they are.
So, let go of that habit of labeling people and instead be fair and give them a chance to show you or allow yourself to discover their real beauty.
For example, most women think that men only get attracted to women with a pretty face and nice body, but this is not entirely true! In fact, ladies, if you only try not to judge too quickly then you’ll find out that there are so many simple things that turn men on that you’re just so clueless about, such as your driving skills, your sweat, your knowledge of sports, the way you demand things from them, and so much more.
It Allows You to Build a Stronger Spiritual Life
I think that the reason why people jump to conclusions so easily is because they let themselves be dictated by their negative emotions. As a result, they get sick, stressed and depressed.
On the other hand, when you’re open-minded, you create positive energy that allows you to connect better with the people around you, which puts you in a calmer, more peaceful and a happier environment.
And to help you get rid of your negative emotions and enter a new level of spirituality, check this out – “Tibetan Buddhist Master Monk Explains How Meditation Is Not What Most People Think It Is.”
Writer Arjun Walia proves that there is no one way to meditate and contrary to what many people know, it doesn’t have to take hours and does not need to be done sitting alone in a quiet space. You just have to learn to resist judging your thoughts and just let them flow until you reach a state of peace and self-awareness.
It Offers Endless Possibilities
Limiting your thinking and closing your mind to possibilities could rule out good options and solutions. So, it is best to set your judgment aside, open yourself to trying new things and let yourself discover interesting and exciting things that could enrich your life.
And speaking of alternatives, here’s a quick ritual that you can use to try and clear your home of negative energy.
Yes ladies, your homes can pick up negative energies from arguments and useless clutters, that’s why I try to do a simple home cleanse at least once a week. I highly recommend that you do it too to entertain abundance, love and new opportunities.
Ladies, viewing life with an open mind is not as hard as you think. You just have to live and let live and embrace the idea that things are not always what they should be, and sometimes, it just is what it is.
The moment I realized that all people are different and view life variedly, it dawned on me that no one person has a monopoly of ideas. My relationship with my ex-boyfriend wasn’t always the best but it never made me consider all the men as same. Seeing life from other people’s perspective is also a great way to draw life lessons.
I often wish I can regain that innocence of a child, but that means I take things for what they are. Other times logic kicks in and I remind myself that there’s always two sides of a coin. It doesn’t always save me from trouble, but it’s easier to accept things which lead to more happiness in the end.
I believe that everyone has a past but rather than haunt us, past experiences need to help us learn important lessons so as to be able to best handle complex situations. How I wish I could live life as simply as a child, full of love and without any anxieties. Nonetheless, it is almost possible to live at peace with everyone by allowing ourselves to see things from different perspectives.
What a great lesson to learn too. We are all different. We all have different views and ideas. I’ve had some bad relationships but I never swore men off because of them. We are all different.
I want to know more about this home cleanse. I want to rid the negative energy from mine. Life gets cluttered from time to time, so does my house.
Even after considering all sides before making the decision, we can’t always please everyone. It’s bittersweet that sometimes opportunities (especially work-related) do arise after we get through that point. I learned the lessons the hard way, and I’m thankful for those days.
Over complicating our lives with others trying to figure out what is going on in their minds is indeed a problem with most adults. Children do seem to have a handle on simplicity and truth.
Putting out effort to have an open mind can do wonders to build more and better relationships. One can develop this by realizing that your upbringing plays a role with how you thing and feel about things. Develop your own thinking patterns.