Are you living a conscious life? Do you even understand what’s involved? Mindfulness is a large trend lately, but it’s a lot more than just a breathing exercise and a few minutes sitting with your legs crossed. It’s a level of awareness which accompanies you throughout your daily, and all of your activities.
Firstly, what does an unconscious lifestyle look like? This excerpt from ‘The Healing Self’ by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi is a great place to start. If you relate with any of these statements, then maybe working on your conscious self is a great place to start.
What an Unconscious Day is Like: from ‘The Healing Self’ by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
Whether you recognise these qualities in yourself or in others, this list is a little confronting. However, understand that our modern lifestyle driven by distraction and so-called ‘multi-tasking’ is a large factor. How we control our devices, our time and our consciousness are totally up to us. Although everything in our lives these days seems to encourage us to run off instant gratification, we don’t HAVE to live like that.
Here are some simple tasks you can do to take control:
These tasks are just some easy ideas to incorporate into your day to fight the modern lifestyle! Encourage consciousness in yourself and remind others to be conscious in their actions too! Ask for a phone-free dinner with the kids, or perhaps schedule some time to sit and chat with your partner while your phones are in the other room, most importantly become aware of yourself in every situation and try to gain a ‘bigger picture’ understanding. This means putting everything into perspective, appreciating the experience which you are currently in and ensuring that you’re making the most of every moment.
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