Open up to life

Open up to life

When: All the time

Why: When we have a fixed idea in our mind about something we are not always open to alternatives. So when an alternative is offered we think that’s not good enough. I believe a lot of our depression is from having a closed mind.  For example, you want to go for a holiday somewhere exotic such as Easter Island but you may not have enough money so you end up visiting somewhere close by.  If you are stuck on wanting to go somewhere else you won’t enjoy the other option and won’t have a great experience or make new friends.  So you will feel unfulfilled. But if you say well that’s fine too, it’s a big opportunity even though it’s not what I wanted to do, you will have a great time meeting new people and having new experiences. We never know what is around the corner. The more open we are, the more we can get out of our lives.

How: When something comes along that you don’t want to try, do this:

  • breathe into your body and relax
  • connect with yourself and open up.

If you feel scared to open up to the new experience fully, breathe into that feeling. If you do this the fear or whatever emotion you are experiencing should weaken. This way it should be easier for you to open up and allow whatever is coming into your life. When you are opening up you might experience new feelings but don’t give in to ‘mind talk’. Just carry on opening up to the  sensation.

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