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.