General, Mindfulness l

Open up, open out

Of course I know it all, and why not..am in the autumn of my life with all spring time galloping tapering off and a calm sense of self awareness becoming the essence of my existence..still, it’s an open mind and openness to situations and surroundings that will sustain me in the times to come. No harm in taking a lead or two, directly or indirectly from people known or also some who fall in the periphery of mere acquaintances. Sometimes, it’s this openness which springs up the surprises and the many odd laughs which all make for a brighter living.

Recently having learnt a thing or two from time spent in the company of close pals actually opened my mind to see possibilities which my mind had completely shut off and I was comfortable with the way things were until newness and a willingness to experiment brought about renewed laughter. Why, I was a rather open soul in my so called spring days so why the self convincing shut off in my current state! In allowing myself to be an experimental rat out of pure choice actually saw a rather different and pleasant outward look! The make- up brush and artist more than brushed my attitude towards things “(Deep inside I continue to be the same though!)

The individual norm is well, formed , but it’s always subject to change and well, it’s nice that way. Rigidity with respect to habits can be swerved to preferences and changing/ constantly amending brings about pleasant surprises. Openness makes your worldview very different that at times, you almost amaze yourself! If we actually don’t just look only into our favourites for food, clothing, music, art and the likes, there is this whole world waiting to be explored . It may be absolutely ok to NOT have favourites, that way , the rather malleable mind can see immense newness and sometimes an element of fun and new self understanding.

Opening my mind to new genres of music, something which I felt was never my thing has taught me to be thankful and appreciative to the many who have made me think otherwise. It’s ok to not know things but should a chance come to you to try, it’s also interesting to try ,nonetheless. The same is different points of view on general daily activities. Something, sometime , someone sounds and resonates with you and being open kind of makes you see it in the new light and you go for it..adjustments in life are better addressed if the mind is open.

Deep down , I feel, we all ¬†are actually very open but somewhere we assign titles and names to ourselves which shuts our own minds. Readjusting and realigning the mind can go a long way and it’s all up to the individual to do so and it’s all very doable too! I am fortunate to be spending a good part of my day with people who have kind of reinforced this belief and who time and again bring this thought up. So listening to ourselves and absorbing constant feedback is a nice way of seeing oneself in newer lights and multi dimensional personalities. My way is the only way makes way for other ways which are both, pleasant and surprising! So I have at least learnt to open up, open out and stop walling off!