Week 18.1 - Open the mind an explore limitless potential

“The pathway to an abundant life is to have a mind open to everything and attached to nothing. For many, the portal to our potential is shackled and padlocked by heavy chains of FEAR. As humans, anything we first encounter, posing a threat is feared until it is understood. To open the lock and remove the bondage of fear, we must use the key of knowledge and wisdom. We always must always maintain a mind capable of change. When our information changes and as more scientific data comes in, we must be willing to alter our conclusions.” – David Scott

If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.” - Mark Twain.

“Leaning to unlearn is the highest form of learning.”

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” Albert Einstein

“Minds are like parachutes — they only function when open.” — Thomas Dewar

“It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.” — Charles F. Kettering

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle

“Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.” – Rupert Sheldrake

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” - Francis Bacon

“At the heart of science is an essential tension between two seemingly contradictory attitudes–an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new.” – Carl Sagan

"Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath." ~Eckhart Tolle

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." --Joshua J. Marines

Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering. – Buddha

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking more than you need.” — Khalil Gibran

"You will know you are rich, when you find yourself content and happy with whatever you have."

“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.”— Paramahansa Yogananda

"In lifting others we rise ourselves." - David Scott

When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems. – Stephen Covey

“Worry doesn’t help tomorrow’s troubles, but does ruin today’s happiness.”

Worry often gives small things a big shadow.

"Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace"

"We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another."

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” Oscar Wilde

“Those who judge others will never understand and those who understand others will never judge.”

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi

"If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that. For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself."

“I’ve been looking for a long, long time, for this thing called love, I’ve ridden comets across the sky, and I’ve looked below and above. Then one day I looked inside myself, and this is what I found, a golden sun residing there, beaming forth God’s light and sound.” – Rumi