I was closed-minded

 

I used to think the space of ‘spirituality’ was too weird and woo woo for me. I thought spiritual teachers like Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra were kinda weird. I used to think ‘life coaches’ were a joke, and so I ignored names like Tony Robbins, Brendan Burchard and even Marie Forleo.

Now I just laugh and imagine myself putting an arm around my younger self (as a gesture of self-love rather than being critical of myself). In my mid-20s, I was an overly confident Ms. Know It All. I thought I had life (and my life) figured out. All those people listed above were weirdos and me? I was too cool for formalized spirituality and self-development.

Anyways, my point here is that by automatically closing my mind off to the topics of spirituality and self-development, I absolutely hindered my ability to grow as a person. I sought self-development and explored faith in other ways, but my process was random (hello: @lessonsforlife project) and I was stuck and remained stuck in many ways.

I could have saved myself from so many periods of stagnation. I could have acknowledged my worth rather than listen to what others had to say. I would have felt more understood and less alone.
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Do you have an experience of reluctant open-mindedness that you’re grateful for? Would love to hear it.

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