If we want to learn something new, we have to have an open orientation. So much of our difficulties are a result of rigidity and a closed attitude towards a different way of looking at things. It’s as if we boarded up our houses with the lights off and then wonder why it’s so dark.
If we want to be solve the problems in our lives, we need to let go of our old ideas of the way things need to be. We need to remove the blinds from the windows of the mind and allow the light to shine in. Very often the answers are right in front of us. We just need to be willing to embrace them.