How many times have you heard someone use the term, open mind?
“I am keeping an open mind.”
“Let’s approach this with an open mind.”
“I would definitely describe myself as someone with an open mind.”
“Please keep an open mind as I tell you this”.
I expect that, like me, you have heard it countless times, used by countless people, in countless settings. Add to this the number of occasions when the words were used, and we didn’t even notice.
But, have you ever taken the time to think about what having an open mind really means? How important it is to you? What mindsets, values and actions make you feel you are living your life with an open mind?