What do people actually mean when they say open your mind”?
Aren’t our minds already open?
I believe what people are trying to say is, don’t be afraid to learn new things, question the status quo, be inquisitive and don’t take the first answer you get as a true one. It’s sometimes hard for us to comprehend our own beliefs at times without looking at new ones with an open and non-judgemental mind. When I set out on my road to discovery I thought I was knowledgeable and aware of the ways of the world, but in reality I didn’t have a clue. I wouldn’t even look at – never mind study – anything I thought as mumbo-jumbo or new age hippie stuff. I’d laugh or dismiss without a thought and I’m not ashamed to say that I was wrong. One thing I have learned is to never dismiss anything, no matter how crazy or different from your reality it may be, for it may be the thing that changes everything for you. Writing this now, I think back to when I started my journey and how little about the world we live in i actually knew, and even though I have learned so much since, I have only just scratched the surface of it all and I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can to share it with anyone who is open-minded enough to listen.
Geraint Rhys Benney D.P.S. Life & Spiritual Coach.
I’d like to thank everyone that has taken time to visit my blog over the last few years and everyone who has supported and given me the belief that I can. I have been on a journey of not only discovery and awakening, but also one of learning and enlightenment. I have had many ups and just as many downs over this time, but throughout it all I have kept the belief that I would achieve what I set out to do: to live a more fulfilled life and to help as many people as I could along the way achieve the same. I recently attained my Life and Spiritual Coaching diplomas, making me an official accredited coach. It’s been my goal for the last few years to become a coach and here I am today doing exactly that. I know it’s a cliche when people say “who would have thought 10 years ago I’d be where I am today” but it’s true; ten years ago I was in a totally different place on a totally different journey and if you’d told me I’d be where I am now today I’d have called you crazy – but here I am. In 2013 my life fell apart and I felt I had nothing more to give and at one point no reason to live, but I was lucky to have an amazing support network around me that showed me love and hope and I began to find and believe in myself again. My story is my story and it’s made me the man I am today, but it’s in my past and I am now looking towards to the future and what I can achieve in the time I have left to do so. Helping people believe in themselves and show them that no matter how lost or insignificant they may feel, there is a way out of their situation and if they let me I can help them to move on and make real change in their lives. Nobody is beyond help or guidance – I truly believe that – and if I can help I will. The only thing that stops us doing so is our own unwillingness to forgive, move on and accept change. So this is where I am currently and I’d love it if you’d join me on the rest of my journey so together we can grow with belief, openness, respect and unity; not only to improve ourselves but support each other along the way.
Thank you for reading and I hope to see you all soon.
Geraint Rhys Benney D.P.S. Life and Spiritual Coach.
The people we surround ourselves with can and do affect our moods and our lives. If the people we are associating ourselves with are negative then that negativity is going to rub off on us with great strength – but we can protect ourselves from that negative energy. The easiest way of protection is to stay as far away from these people as possible, but sometimes that is easier said than done; especially when it’s family. I get told to “stop being so bloody positive” on a regular basis and I answer, “no, you stop being so negative”. Negative thoughts and actions are hard to escape sometimes and I understand that my positive attitude can be annoying to others, but their negative attitude is far more disruptive to my day than my positivity is to theirs. I have had to lose friendships over peoples’ attitudes towards me and themselves, but it’s something I have had to do to move forward in my life. We all have an energy that runs though our body; a kind of magnetic force that not only attracts the energy of the people and situations we encounter, but this force can also repel said energy. It’s the understanding of how this energy works that can help us use the force for our own benefit. Regular meditation and a healthy lifestyle is a good start to keeping our energy on a steady flow, associating with like-minded positive people is another. It’s never too late or too early to ground ourselves and take stock of who we are and how we can live happier and more settled lives. For more information on how to work in harmony with yourself and the energy within, please get in touch