365 rules to live by 12/21/15
Everyday for the next year I will be posting a new Inspirational Rule to consider living by. I hope you enjoy.
Rule #66 12/21/15
Have an open mind.
Thinking that our is the only way, is a sure way to welcome many dissapointments. We live in a world that has many different cultures, many different races, many different socioeconomic statuses -there are a million contributing factors both internally and externally that lead us all into shaping our beliefs and ways of seeing life. Our way is not the right way- nor is it the wrong way - it is simply just our way.
Having a narrow mind can hurt you more than you think because naturally we as humans don't like being disapproved of. We don't like feeling like we're wrong because it makes us feel rejected and un-accepted. I think we can stand firmly in our beliefs without creating suffering for those who do not. Having the urge to prove ourselves only proves how weak our faith really is, if you are confident in what you feel then there is no need to prove it nor force it upon others.
In fact, the stronger your faith is in what you hold dear, the easier it will be to embrace the difference of others and want to understand it better, become adaptable and flexible in your approach. You wouldn't have to fight with yourself in accepting others. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.