All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
To me having an open mind isn't about playing Chess.
You make your move i make my move.
You state your position , I state my position.
That's not having an open mind.
Having an open mind is saying there is a person sitting in front of me talking to me and I am paying attention.
I don't want to convince that other person of anything.
I'm not invested in the way they feel or the way they think.
If they ask me a question i will answer it honestly.
I have nothing that i need to defend.
If your values are not firm and your awareness of who you are are not firm.
And your Caliber is not established and you have not experienced your own excellence.
Then you trade your values for what appears to be a benefit in the moment.
So my answer to that is very simple establish yourself.
Be secure in yourself know who you are.
It doesn't matter what anyone else are saying or doing.
Understand the person you are speaking to are an Individual with their own Morals, Values and way of life.
Talk to the persons soul.
Talk to the persons heart.
Don't try to argue with a persons frame of reference or try to convince them of something.
Keeping an open mind does not mean you have to loose yourself , give up your values for the sake of pleasing other people neither do you have to agree with everyone.
Blessed Be )0(
Damien Black Raven.