Three timely quotes
I came across these quotes recently, one on openness, one on 'finding yourself' and one on the value of our 'mistakes'. I find they are always ripe for the moment they arrive in my life and often in the lives of others.
# 1 | AN OPEN MIND
The hallmark of an open mind is not letting your ideas become your reality. If you define yourself by your opinions, questioning them is a threat to your identity. If you see yourself as a curious person or a lifelong learner, changing your mind is a moment of growth.
# 2 | FINDING YOURSELF
'Finding yourself' is not really how it works. You aren't a ten-dollar note in last winter's coat pocket. You're also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a child that became your beliefs about who you are. 'Finding yourself' is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.
# 3 | MISTAKES
If we were to erase all the ‘mistakes’ from our pasts, we would be erasing all the wisdom we now have from having learnt from those ‘mistakes’. Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.