It’s all out of control. Bills due. Deadlines passed. Appointments missed. Brain baked.
All you can do is hide under your duvet, binge watching the world spiral away from you.
Disconnected. Dissatisfied. Disillusioned.
If you’re not bored, you’re scared. And if you’re not scared, you’re absolutely terrified.
Or worse: you feel like you’re barely existing at all.
What are you even doing with your life?
It’s the question that so often gets asked…but have you ever taken the time to really answer it? Spent even five minutes feeling the weight of it in your hands?
It’s the ultimate soul bearing exercise; spelling out our fears, doubts and inadequacies in bright neon lights. Most people shy away from the truth of it.
Not knowing means not having to take responsibility. It means you can sit back and blame life for all the awful circumstances that tie you down and trip you up.
I’ll never lose the weight because I’m sick and tired.
Nothing ever goes my way.
Everything is out of my control, so why bother?
I’m too ugly to attract my ideal partner, so I’ll be alone forever.
You make friends with disappointment and bunk down for a long life of short sightedness.
A Better Way
What if there was a better way, though? What if slogging through, numb and despondent, wasn’t the only option?
Chances are you’d say, ha ha very funny. Get real.
Go on. Say it. I don’t mind.
Because I got the truth serum right up in here, and if you don’t want a taste, go on and whine to ya mama like always.
Now you want it.
Alright, I’m gonna sock it to ya, butcha gotta be ready for it:
Uh huh. I said it. I’m gonna say it again.
Chew on that for a minute while I bring you up to speed on what I mean.
What is Conscious Living?
I know it sounds a little pretentious, but take it from a girl who grew up in a trailer; it ain’t.
Conscious living is simply choosing to live with meaning and purpose.
Not just when you are on vacation in Greece. Not just on social media where you can doctor your life to appear meaningful and exciting. Not just for Christmas and birthdays.
I mean all the time. Choosing for every moment in every old day to hold meaning and purpose. Making a conscious choice to connect.
When you make dinner. When you commute. When you buy new clothes. When you put on make-up. When you take medication and go to the gym.
Conscious living doesn’t require that you put a disco ball in the kitchen and dance from dawn till dusk (though you can – no judgements). It just means bringing your mind into the moment. Deciding to care. Noticing the robins singing as you take out the trash. Turning the radio up when stuck in a traffic jam, and being thankful you have a car in the first place.
You are free to find purpose and meaning in everything; your breath, your coffee, your nail polish. Everything.
Freedom and Responsibility
Living consciously also means taking responsibility. For your choices and actions, and how they effect your life and others’. Not blaming, but learning. Not failing, but pivoting.
It’s paying attention to how you feel when you eat. Where the food came from and how it impacts the earth. How the chemicals in your cosmetics may be hurting your health – or the rain forest. Where you direct your energy and what it manifests.
But living consciously is also living in freedom. Freedom to see the beauty and wonder. Freedom to connect. Freedom to consider the deeper meaning and purpose. Freedom from getting distracted by the same old junk everyone else is obsessed with. Freedom from complaining about the weather and traffic and long lines.
How to Connect to Your Life with Purpose and Meaning
This will be different for everyone, so don’t allow any judgement or self-consciousness to creep in. Let your truth to flow.
Start by connecting to yourself and Find Who You Really Are; it’s an awesome guide to help you unearth the beautiful gems of your soul and kick start conscious living.
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If you’re ready, bring on the hot sauce and learn How to Be a Beautiful, Wild, Savage Thing.
Live Your Life Right Now
Find your purpose and meaning.
Breathe it in.
Life is waiting for you.
Live the heck out of it.
Tell me. Did you have a life changing experience when atop a Peruvian mountain? What draws you in and makes you feel so deeply connected to this life? How are you changing the status quo? I want to know.