The Mind is a terrible thing to waste as the commercial for the
United Negro College Fund used to say on the radio or TV. It
always struck me as being one of the infinite truths of the world
and I have always thought it true to see a mind wasted on being
controlled for one’s life, for being addicted for one’s life, for being
in a small box for one’s life. These are the things that make me
feel really sad for someone what “cannot see the forest for the
Like Dr. Frankl says in his wonderful book, “Man’s Search for
Meaning” it does not matter what we expected out of life but
what life expected out of us”. Each of us, who are reading this
has expectations from others, our job, our family, our partners or
spouse. But what does life expect out of YOU and myself?
I love questions to myself-they have made me think over these
many years what DOES life expect out of me?
Because I have always believed in the Power of Positive Thinking
I have opened myself up to things that my mind can create and
ways of thinking differently than how I was raised, or how family
friends thought but when something entered my mind it was me
Higher Power putting it there after prayer and meditation and I
needed to follow-through because that was what life expected
me to do. That is my mind-set, and that is my belief systems that
has grown over many decades of open-thought theory. Do YOU
have the “Open-Thought Theory”?
What do YOU want YOUR life to look like when you are 80?
Will it be meaningful to look back on YOUR life and say “I did do
what life expected me to do”. Or will you look back to say “I did
what was expected out of me”.
Tear down those walls Mr. Gorbachev– Ronald Reagan’s saying
To the head of Russia – what a wonderful saying. Tear down
those “old” walls that we have built up over the decades of our
lives. Whether they are physical or mental – it is clarification that
we all have lived within the walls that come with each of us.
Those walls come from family and friends – intentional or
Unintentional – they are there and it is up to YOU to expand those
walls or tear them down. Learning and listening are what is going
to open up those walls. Even the learning institutes YOU have
attended have put walls up for you. Listen to Professor
Darrell Hamamoto – Professor of Asian Studies at University
Of California-San Diego. He has studied and taught at these
learning institutes for decades.
Only by reading and listening to others can we expand those
Or tear them down.
The mind should be open to thoughts and free to beliefs. But
It has to be for the betterment of SELF and others not to bring
Anyone negative thoughts or bring anyone down. Always UP,
always positive and always open-thought theory.