Living Consciously is a decision you make in life, not to live as a automaton, but as a spirit that really chooses how to move forward; deciding moment to moment, and to really listen to that inner inspiration, and taking the necessary courageous steps to fulfil that calling.
A friend of mine recently said to me, “with every decision you make, comes the cumulative power of making better ones” and he’s absolutely right. Like a muscle in the body, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes and the path of Living Consciously works in exactly the same way.
It’s the power of saying “no” when everyone else around you is helplessly saying “yes”. Or the passion of saying “so what” every time you come face to face with a brick wall.
There there are the countless benefits you receive too. Yes, it will be incredibly challenging, and at times, overwhelming, but the rewards far outweigh any conceivable setback like being successful, attractive and truly fulfilled.
Living Consciously Vs Control
Some people believe that living consciously or the power of choice is too controlling or that they have to control their thoughts and emotions all the time. On the contrary!
There is nothing to control. Living Consciously is all about selection. We may have a million thoughts running through our head but which do you choose to pay attention to.
I hope for you that it’s the one that is closest to your true inner voice and not the ones that have been heavily diluted by the daily sensory overload. When you live consciously you’ll have the skill to tune and filter out the voices that do not serve your cause or your purpose.
It’s the same as mindfulness which is different to control. It’s paying attention to rather than selection. Control is the furthest thing from my mind. I neither want to control my thoughts or emotions; the more I try, the more they will fight back.
Boredom, Laziness and Procrastination
The “b” word never enters the vocabulary of individuals living the conscious path. They know that every single moment is more precious than the last and do their best to make use of that time wisely. If there is an absence of activity, it’s through volition not laziness. It’s a respite to recharge and refresh.
Laziness and excuses cease to be common place in the life individuals Living Consciously. They do not seek escape responsibilities through procrastination because they become aware of those moments. They are awake to the excuses and recognise when they they arise.
Attention, Mindfulness and Presence
The bottom line is do you want to one of those people that says every year, “wow, time is going so quick these days” because it isn’t being paid enough attention or do you want to enjoy every minute of the ride?
Being mindful is the only way of not skipping your existence. Do you really want to be one of those people that arrive at 50 and not have a clue about the journey? Is your life worth documenting? If you were to write it all out would it be worth it for others to read? Or would it be an account of how others lived while you watched?
Being mindful and present is the most amazing way to live life because you’re paying attention to the smallest of miracles that make us feel the biggest gratitude.
The ‘Living Consciously’ Manifesto
1. You will not succumb to the nature of someone who suffers from boredom or procrastination
2. You will act deliberately and therefore will not be wasteful of time, energy and resources.
3. You will not control anything, you will merely observe the policy and power of selection of where attention is paid.
4. You will practise mindfulness and the observation of the mini-miracles that are always occurring.
Warrior Or Wussy?
Have you got the guts and strength to stay awake during your own ride and be a peaceful warrior? Choosing this way of living is only for those real stamina.
Those who do, fall down, but will never stay down. They will rise to fight again and even enjoy the process. Everyone is capable of living consciously but only few fulfil that capability. Are you one of them? Or are you a wussy?
Who’s with me?