Openmindedness requires humbleness.
but to be truly humble is through meekness.
To not only observe & be aware of your surroundings,society,people,system,you, but ALSO be aware of the way you’re perception is programmed.
I Learned a great deal here.
the reason why people are quick to jump, quick to judge, competitive, self-absorbed, or critically analyze. Is bc the way we are programmed, not only our mentalities, but our perceptions; the way we choose to view the world and think. Its deeper than a psychological issue, deeper than an influential psychological construct like popculture/media brainwash, society.. Way deeper than genetics, lineage, geneology, history, and upbringing. Deeper than surroundings/environment.
I happen to be one of them. My openmindedness is not so openminded as I thought.
a temperature reaction depends on how you perceive it to be.
you can choose to view it as negative or positive. So if you happen to have a conversation with a person, and you view them as an arrogant preacher who talks down on you even if the verbal intentions weren’t meant to be delivered like that. Then it is not the person who has the problem, it is you. You choose to view things in that perspective. Perhaps it is how your mentality is. Always trying to analyze a person’s dialogue based on tone and format, to help formulate an opinion only to make sense of things in your perception for the betterment of your comprehension. The fact of the matter is, making an opinion, is still considered judging. Bc basically not everyone’s communication are subjected with the same intentions. Just bc a statement had a tone, doesn’t mean it’s intentions define the tone.
a person talking in a distant vibe (tone), doesn’t necessarily mean he/she is trying to avoid. They may be very well multi-tasked with other things.
a person talking in engagement, doesn’t mean he/she is registering. They may be only attracted to one thing on a whim.
How to change a person’s perception even if it was built/developed/programmed that way?
is to not. Don’t even try to change but to not even make an opinion about anything at all. and to just absorb & observe. And keep those opinions to yourself, write it in a private journal and meditate/pray about those notions of analysis alone.
Meekness is the answer to true openmindedness.
Matthew 11:29 – Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Psalms 25:9 – The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
Ephesians 4:2 – With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
1 Timothy 6:11 – But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Mark 9:50 – Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Salt is the key.