“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”
― Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni
“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
― Albert Einstein
I have become alot more open to new experiences over the last 5 years or so, which I believe has helped to make me a better person. I have challenged myself to try new things and pushed myself to step out of my box, which has not been easy but after doing so I am always so glad that I did. I would have missed out on some wonderful experiences and wouldn’t have met some of the wonderful people who are in my life today had I not. In a book that I am in reading by Gretchin Rubin she says “Happiness does not always make me happy.” I absolutely get what she is saying by this statement. Fear is powerful and it holds us back in so many ways, it can imprison you if you let it. Facing your fears takes strength and courage and definitely is not easy, and it may not make you happy at the time. You will usually find out once you have that 1. It wasn’t nearly as bad as you thought it would be, and 2. You will feel so much better about yourself once you have. But to do so you must be open and willing to have new experiences in your life.
So BE OPEN and enjoy life!
I challenge you this week to open yourself to something new this week. If you do let me know!