A conscious life is a deliberate and well thought-out life because when you make conscious choices, you are bringing awareness to all the different areas and aspects life has to offer. It’s about listening to yourself first and making choices second. It’s asking yourself why you are doing what you are doing, as well as looking at the reasons behind the actions you take. It’s not wandering adrift in the stream of life, but rather taking purposeful and intentional action.
Conscious living is a lifestyle, a skill, a true art. It is not something you do once, but rather a habit that you can put into place for the rest of your life. It’s not easy to change our lives, to break out of our routines, to begin to live the lives we truly want. It takes willful effort, energy and constant vigilance to think about our choices … all of them.
If we consciously evaluate each area of life, such as our health, finances, relationships, environment, creativity, and spirituality than the opportunities for a fulfilled life are endless.
Everything starts with consciousness. The more consciousness one brings to any aspect of life, the greater power there is. Power to make a positive change or influence an outcome. Power to experience a deeper level of fulfillment and joy. Power to be more authentically expressive. Power to create and choose.
Where there is a lack of consciousness however, we live our lives out of conditioned habits and impulses — which may or may not serve our highest potential. There is truly so much to pay attention to in this life so it may become easy to start functioning on auto-pilot or acting unconsciously. Our minds are set up to help us multi-task this world. Unfortunately, whenever we are stuck on auto-pilot, we are not consciously directing our lives.
When you live a conscious life, you’re more likely to live a life full of happiness and utter joy. It means you’re actively evaluating your activities, decisions and options - thinking about everything that you do. You’re making deliberate choices based on your values and your truth, rather than doing things without thinking.
When you choose to live consciously, you can question and challenge everything. You can do what feels right to you and reject what does not resonate.
Everything we do, it is our job to think about how that choice will effect the world seven generations in the future. Here is what we need to collectively understand: Each of our choices, no matter small nor large, have consequences. No amount of rationalizing or complaining will alter the consequence. If you pick up one end of a stick (choice), you also pick up the other end of the stick (consequence of that choice). The good news is that it is possible to live a conscious, holistic, balanced, intuitive and ethical life that benefits you and everyone else around you.
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