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Noise?

Is noise everywhere? What is the difference between sound and noise? Would there be a lot of individual variances in what is labelled sound and what is labelled noise? Are we also bombarded with noise that is not received through our auditory system?

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LAUGHING?

Are children the gurus of laughter? Is the laughter of children very infectious? When watching a group of people is it often the child who inspires the adults to erupt into fits of laughter?
Is life, in general, better because we laugh, (outwardly or inwardly) or at least observe others who do?

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DECISIONS?

Is it true that every one of us makes thousands of decisions every single day? Are many of these made instantly? In this category would there be minor seemingly insignificant choices that have little apparent impact? Would it also include crisis decisions that arise quickly and yet can be of life-or-death importance?

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IS IT HOT ENOUGH?

As the world swelters and suffers through one of the hottest years ever recorded, are people, nations, businesses and organizations ready to accept the results of our centuries old assault on the environment?

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STEP-BACK and REFLECT?

Have you ever wished that you could step-off and let the world spin without you, at least temporarily? Have you ever wanted to take a deep breath and get off the treadmill? Have you ever felt like a rat on an exercise wheel?

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assumptions?

We all make them, don’t we? Why do we? What leads us to assume things about people, about situations, about events? Can we control our assumptions?

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Where Are You?

WHERE are you now? WHERE were you in the past? WHERE will you be in the future? Do you really know where you are now, in relation to your goals and aspirations? Do you know where you want to be? Do you know how to get there? Are you on the right path to get there? How do you know? How do you assess the appropriateness of your chosen path?

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Subconscious?

What great insights are running around below the level of consciousness in our subconscious mind? How can they these insights be reached and released?

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A FUNKY MINDSET

How do we deal with feeling funky, especially, when we do not know why we are in a funk? Do most of us go through such a malaise like disconnect, at times? Do we feel generally out of sorts? Have you felt that angst, without experiencing any strong emotions, like anger, frustration, sadness or disappointment?

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The Past? Or is it?

Is the past a problem? Is it a source of encouragement? Is it something from which to learn? Is the past a base for growth and development? Do we all have a distinct perspective on our past? Do we understand that tomorrow, today is part of our past? If one tries to live in the […]

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Why Wait?

Who do we wait? Are we waiting for the right time? What are the consequences of waiting? Do we know?

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Golden Rule Day?

Are you aware that Tuesday, April 5th is the International Golden Rule Day? A day to celebrate the 2022 theme “Treat others and the planet as you would like to be treated”? Did you even know that there was such a day and that it was of international significance? Of all the “Day” celebrations that are held throughout the year, would you think this might be one worth celebrating?

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YOU?

Who are you? Do you know? How do you know? Why do you do what you do? What makes you who you are?
Are you the same person you were a month ago? What is different about you today from the you of yesterday? Are we constantly changing? Could we be exactly as we were before this moment?

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Excess Baggage?

Why do many people seem to cling to excess baggage from their past? Are people are often hobbled by this excess baggage they carry? What causes us to hang-on to negative events, relations or actions from the past?

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Attraction?

What attracts us to other people? What attracts us to pursue some activities over others? Why are we attracted to certain careers? What attracts others to us?

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOU?

When you peer into the mirror in the morning who is looking back at you? Is it a friend? Is it a person who scares you? Is it a person with whom you want to spend the day? Is it someone who believes in you? Is it someone in whom you believe?

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Questions ???

Warning! This blog is for those who prefer questions over answers! If you are looking for answers you need to look elsewhere. This blog is about opening your mind to self-reflection.

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Control?

Why do some people want to be in control, even when it is something that confuses them? Is there an innate desire of many to just be “in charge?” Does taking control, provide a way for someone to do it “the right way” or at least their way

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SHARING?

Sharing is something we all do. Do we not share stories, ideas, experiences, respect and love? If we share so much, why is there such reluctance to share our feelings, opinions, values and beliefs? Why are we hesitant to reveal who we really are? Is it a fear of rejection or of being labelled wrong? Does a vulnerability to judgement inhibit us?

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AGREE?

If people respect each other, is it necessary that they agree on everything? Does a leader prefer those who agree with everything proposed by those in charge? Do strong leaders rather expect authenticity and courage of convictions from staff? While friends tend to have many shared interests, beliefs and experiences, are true friends expected to agree on almost everything?

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Questions REVISITED?

Do questions excite you? Questions are still the focus, as this blog, the 100th Opening Your Mind blog, is posted? Questions that inspire further thought and self-reflection are the goal. Superficial answers and blue-print explanations are not!

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CHANGE?

Change! Does the word itself incite physical, mental and emotional responses deep inside people? Why does change frighten many? Why do many people embrace change? Why do many just roll with it?

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