Opening New Doors

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

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Most people are too attached to the past, to what they are familiar with, and therefore, miss opportunities that stand right in front of them. Doors may close, but there are always new opportunities. The world is full of opportunities, if we could only see them.

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There are losses and failures, there are problems in relationships, loss of money or job, and sometimes unpleasant things happen. We do not always have control over these happenings, but we can control over our attention and attitude.

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When negative things happens, we focus our attention on the loss – the loss with the resultant frustration and unhappiness, but if we could only move our sight and attention away from the closed door, we might be surprised to discover new opportunities.

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It may not be so easy to look elsewhere, we have attachment to the old and familiar, and fear of the new and the unknown.

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How can we bring ourselves to see, and enter the new doors that open for us? I believe when you become more aware of your thoughts and decide you want to free yourself from the thoughts that keep you stuck in one place, you are ready to move on.

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At this stage you have found some degree of inner peace, since inner peace helps you reject unwanted, negative thoughts, you become more open-minded, positive and happy. When we experience inner peace, it is easier for us to detach ourselves from the past, to keep an open mind, and therefore see more clearly the new doors that open for us.

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You can find opportunities all around you, you will be surprised were you can create them.

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“Be an opener of doors”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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