When you get a new car one of the first things you’ll probably do is set up the radio. You scan through the set looking for the stations that you are familiar with and program them in so all you have to do to move instantly between the channels is to press a button. Or maybe like most, you can’t be bothered with reading instructions and just use the pre-set stations already programmed in by the manufacturer.
Most of us operate in a similar way to the car radio. We are only receptive to things that are familiar to us, or to the beliefs we were provided with when we were new. Running with these familiar pre-sets solidifies our beliefs and creates the frame work within we operate. This gives our lives structure, creates familiarity and makes us feel safe.
But what if that structure becomes unstable and using our familiar pre-set channels doesn’t provide us with the answers? Maybe we are challenged with illness, pain or anxiety.
Our options are to either continue using the familiar pre-sets or look elsewhere for channels that maybe we missed. We would then open the possibility to discover things we had blocked out or didn’t know existed.
One should always keep ones minds open to new ideas and new information because it creates growth and expand our horizons. To believe we already know all there is to know only leads to ignorance and will stunt growth.
If you are unhappy maybe its because you are tuned in to the same old familiar stations or maybe you’re still using the pre-sets that you were programmed with from new? There is so much out there for you to explore in between what you already believe to be true so keep your mind open, look between the pre-sets and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find.