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Living a conscious life

The conscious mind knows the secret of living impersonally.Vernon Howard

The whole world doesn’t revolve around you. When someone says something or appears to mean a certain thing, it’s not aimed at you! And what if it is?

Once you get that, you’re free. You couldn’t care less about what the whole world thinks. You’re still a loving and caring individual of course, but you’re not unduly affected by others.

A conscious mind is one that’s aware of where your thoughts come from and what they lead to. You are then conscious of all your reactions to events. Your reactions to or lack thereof determines how peaceful you can be.

When you don’t think that the whole world or others are conspiring against you, you can be at ease. And that’s the goal. Once you’re at ease you are a more effective human being in all arenas of life!

Recommendation: The Mystic Path, also see this video:

Are you making a life or a living?

True masters are those who have chosen to make a life, rather than a living?Neale Donald Walsch

On what topic do we spend most of our thoughts, daily? The whole idea of material progress was to effect more leisure time so that we could do things and think about things that really matter.

Why hasn’t that happened for most of us? How does one make a life out of all that we do?

  • What’s truly most important to you?
  • How much are you being rather than doing?

Recommendation: True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to Make

Flow with life

True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way.  It can’t be gained by interfering.  – Lao-tse

Lao-tse, the father of Tao, is pointing to how your lack of reaction to events can help you master them! There are 2 essential ways to react to any event. One is to attach to an event via your thoughts (and emotions), get drawn in and in turn possibly regret your reaction later.

The other is to view the event as an observer, without identifying your personality and history with the event. In this situation you’re observing without manufacturing thoughts about the situation. You’re just being, you’re just listening, you’re just flowing with what’s going on.

That in turn allows you to be the master of that event. You control your reaction to any situation, which means that you control your own happiness!

As you do this with every event in your life you begin to flow with life, a happy unperturbed camper at all times!

Recommendation: Tao Te Ching

Let your light shine forth!

Make small commitments and keep them. Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People)

Our approach to life and our own-selves must be a positive one. Let’s notice the negativities in life and turn them around. Always look for the silver lining.

A light, ever lit, shines within you, waiting to emerge. Let it out via your positive and selfless outlook. Allow it to shine, as you forgive all, even yourself. Now look for ways to help and serve others, all day.

Recommendation: David Riklan’s Video on the 7 habits

Prayer of St. Teresa

May today there be peace within
May you trust your highest power
that you are exactly where you are meant to be…. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you….
May you be content knowing you are a child of God….
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your
soul the freedom to sing, dance, and to bask in the sun….
It is there for each and every one of you….

Prayer of St. Teresa

The all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving God of ALL THAT IS, is within you.

Pause to think what that means…….

Recommendation: The Way of Perfection

Dwell on the present moment

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha 

Which is why the Now moment is called the eternal present. The now moment is all that exists.

When we recollect the past, it’s all in our thoughts, when we envision or worry about the future it’s all in our thoughts, it’s made up reality. This doesn’t mean we don’t reminisce on pleasant memories or design a favorable future, but it does mean that all the action is in the NOW!

To be most happy, to be healthy and disease free we ought to focus our awareness on what’s going on right now, to fully live it and to fully enjoy it!

Like they say “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, hence it’s called the Present!”

Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle video on ‘Why not to react to the content in your life’