What does it mean to live consciously?
We exist in a culture that places tremendous value on status, money, and material objects as the primary elements of success and happiness. So, it is no surprise that we chase after these things to get to the Holy Grail. That is not to say that money and things are not important and even necessary. However, pursuing them for their own sake will not make us happy.
We become hamsters on a wheel – exhausted, constantly striving, and never arriving. Even though there is a lingering sense of dissatisfaction and the feeling that something else, something bigger is calling us, we are terrified to jump off.
“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” -Bob Marley
There is security in the known, no matter how painful, and uncertainty in the unknown. Oh, the fear of not knowing! Yes, that dreaded sensation that stands between us and our vision.
Rather than succumb to fear, could there be a more empowered way?
Clearly, approaching happiness from the outside in isn’t working. With all the material ingredients of success present, many of us are still unhappy. What if we instead used an inside out approach? What if we placed our intrinsic need to do meaningful work, be in genuine relationships, and engage in activities which bring us joy ahead of external rewards?
What if we replaced the stress of going after a paycheck attached to a job that drains us with the enjoyment of doing work we love? What if we do the things which come naturally to us and money flowed easily as a by-product? What if by listening to our heart, we hear the voice of our calling?
“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs
What is possible when we challenge conventional wisdom and our limiting beliefs and use fear as a vehicle to propel us towards our dreams?
Would you like to find out?
Join me in The Conscious Life Project. Let’s run the experiment together to see what opens up when you reclaim your power and follow your heart.
What steps are you committed to taking today? I would love to support you: [email protected]
Here’s to living consciously!