What is a Conscious life?

 

Live a conscious life

Don’t fall through life

The falling man image of Mad Men comes to mind when I ask myself this question.

This image captures what it feels like to secede control to the world. Without a firm ground, how can you feel safe and fulfilled?

If you don’t want to just “fall” through life, then living with conscious intent is the antidote.

Conscious intent is knowing and choosing your actions, emotions and boundaries while not choosing others. In other words, it is about choosing what is most important to you, learning to say no and finding meaning in those choices.

How Conscious is Your Life Now?

Take a few minutes to think about these statements. They are clues that you are falling through life and living unconsciously:

  1. None or only a small portion of your job fulfills you.
  2. None or only a small portion of your life fulfills you.
  3. If you work and personal life are in constant conflict.
  4. You just deal with things as they show up. Many of those things are not really important.
  5. You want more out of life.
  6. You have little or no passion and excitement in your “average” day.
  7. You don’t have a clear idea of what your best self looks like. Or, if you do, you spend little time living that way.
  8. If you died tomorrow, you would have many regrets of an unlived life.
  9. Something inside you feels “off”.
  10. You feel like you are not in control of your life or you are on autopilot.

If any of these statements resonate with you, this guide will help you manage your own conscious journey through life.

I’d like you to reflect on these words, written by a man whose wife was suddenly stricken by a brain aneurysm.

“I know we have heard this many times, but I can tell you that this situation has confirmed how precious and fragile life is. I’m certain you sense the pain. I pray you all reflect on the priorities that you choose and the choices that you make on how to live each day. Today could be your last. Hug your kids, kiss your spouse and keep life’s challenges in perspective. I suspect that 3 or 6 or 9 months from now that I will lapse back into my prior self. I can tell you, I will work to ensure that doesn’t happen. I promise to you that I will never take the most precious things in life for granted.”

In other words, he is choosing to live a conscious life or elevating your level of consciousness..

Nothing changes until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing.  Fulfillment comes from looking at who you are, what comprises your core values, and what are the most important things in your life.  Only when you start on this path will you begin your journey towards living a conscious, meaningful life.

If you want to begin the journey of living a more conscious life, download my free guide to living a conscious life or contact me to discuss working together.

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