Our health, happiness and well-being as individuals depends on how we choose to live our lives while we have them to live. Those same choices also affect the well-being of others, the earth and the creatures that inhabit it.
To live means to experience in fullness – through doing, feeling, and thinking; The quality of our lives depends on the content of our experiences.
But time is precious and finite.
Therefore, we must choose carefully how to spend our time.
Precious moments are easily missed or wasted and filled up with stuff that get in our way and distract us from the things that matter most.
We all have the potential for learning, growing, healing and transformation. Even in the midst of depression, anxiety, and other challenges, we all have a capacity for happiness, and a peace of mind that is restorative, nourishing, and healing.
But we must choose to cultivate these capacities that lie deep within us, in the depths of our hearts and in our souls.
Cultivating Awareness through Mindfulness Meditation
(NOTE: if reading the word “meditation” freaks you out, seems “weird” or too “out there” for you, please hold your judgement for a moment and hear me out. All it means is paying attention).
It takes practice.
We are colossally out of shape when it comes to perception and awareness, whether oriented outwardly or inwardly or both. We get back in shape by exercising our faculties for paying attention over and over again. And what grows stronger and more robust and flexible through such workouts, often in the face of considerable resistance from within our own mind, is a lot more interesting than a bicep.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Conscious living is the journey of a life’s time.
I invite you to join me on this journey. But first, you must know that conscious living is the work of being present here and now. It is not always going to be easy. In fact, it’s going to be f**cking hard at times. It takes practice and you must be willing to show up.
Let me reassure you though…
You are not alone.
We are travelling this path together and we can each take great comfort in knowing that.
There’s no time like the present
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
Choose to use it wisely.