Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

One cannot change another person’s mind. That should never be our goal. Our goal should be just to share our thoughts, ideas and beliefs… and leave the rest alone. We must remember that each of us wrestle with our own ideas, values and beliefs… and the struggle to find truth is ours alone! Although a change of mind may come… it cannot and should not be forced.

When we feel driven to force our values and ideas onto others against their will it is with futile efforts! The best way to be heard is to listen. The best way to influence another is through love.

❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’

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10 thoughts on “You Can’t Change Another’s Mind

  1. mack says:

    Hi Ann – this reminded me of a book I read years ago entitled “Power vs. Force” by David R. Hawkins. Power being what Ghandi had. Force being what Hitler and Hussein had. And how the power of gentle and effective communications gets much more real result in terms of finding truth and people reaching agreement, even if it’s to disagree. Seems obvious but it seems the world still needs to learn it. Nice insight. All the best to you! -mack

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    1. Thank you so much and for your comment as well! ❤️

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    2. Chas says:

      Mack, your post is very much in line with some things that God has led me to see and think about in recent weeks, which is the effectiveness of non-violent protest and the swift change to intransigence as soon as violence is used. This effect can be seen in recent years in Egypt, and elsewhere, in the ‘Arab Spring’, and it is currently going on in Ukraine, which has just recently undergone transition to violence from a previously peaceful protest.

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      1. It breaks my heart to hear of this! I am praying for Ukraine. I believe Jesus to have been against violence, yet he did get angry! Just as he was seen in the temple, sometimes anger can be productively expressed! I pray those who need to feel and be heard can express their anger effectively without violence and murder. Thank you for sharing. ❤️Ann

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  2. Our goal should be just to share our thoughts, ideas and beliefs… and leave the rest alone.

    Blonde, I really like what you say in this short, but effective, post. I would add that when sharing our thoughts and beliefs it is also important to be open to questions if a person wishes to ask them.

    Great job! Thanks!

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    1. Yes! So very true! We must avoid lectures and monologues and seek true dialogs! I may do some rewriting in this post or in another expressing this! THANK YOU! Wonderful insight! ❤️Ann

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  3. Chas says:

    Ann, Our example in support of what you have posted is God Himself. He gave us free will by which to respond to Him, or go the way of the world.

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  4. I like what you say about love being the best way to influence others, and listening is the best way to be heard. And I like to think that by loving and listening we can inspire others to let love change their mind. -Bob

    The best way to be heard is to listen. The best way to influence another is through love.

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