On some level, we've collectively convinced ourselves that we don't deserve more. We are, in many ways, broken individually, so on a collective level, that broken quality is amplified. We have grown to accept that we have to rush through our lives, numb to what's actually happening around us, zoned out on our devices or in our heads – often wishing time away. We’ve convinced ourselves on a grand scale that this is “life”.
Our minds have been programmed to believe that the future is somehow preferable to the present moment - that we need to wait to be happy, content, or fulfilled in our lives. Wait until our mortgages are paid off or we have “more time”. Wait for the next vacation or for the right person to come into our lives - which will definitely be better than any we've experienced in the past, right? As a society, we’re zoned out, tuned out, and living vicariously way too often.
The only real control we have in this life is who and how we are within any situation or moment. You can only give to and connect with others at the level at which you’re currently at personally. If you don’t work on building self-awareness and self-acceptance, you have very little to authentically give to friends, family, and your community. It is my belief that it is only by focusing in on personal growth that society can truly change and evolve as a whole.
We all know that change is scary. When we start questioning the very foundations that our realities are built on, it can feel overwhelming. Even if we weren’t particularly fulfilled before, at least we were stable. We didn’t have to think about who we were and what we wanted because all the messages had been so deeply ingrained that we stopped feeling like we had options.
It has often been easier to stay “asleep”. But, it’s time to wake up! Being awake and aware may initially feel uncomfortable. But with any situation, no matter how big or small, it is completely up to you how you choose to think about and respond to it. Because it is your mindset that determines your emotions, which then inform your actions, and ultimately your reality.
Where will you choose to place your attention? Will you continue to accept as fact the constant messages you are being pummeled with? Will you continue to mindlessly accept as truth what your mind and the media tell you?
Or will you maybe step back, pause, and dig a little deeper? Will you make a choice to take control of the information that is swirling around you, dictating your reality? Will you make the choice to develop a conscious, empowered, and awake mindset?
There is an aspect of you, deep at your core, that is waiting for you to wake up – to see what’s really important, to create a life that is nurturing and deeply fulfilling, to grow in self-awareness and understanding, to be awake to your unlimited potential. Can you feel that you’re being called to evolve into the best version of yourself? Is it time?
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Bobbi Beuree, Certified CAN Coach + Facilitator is located in Halifax, NS, and provides interactive 1:1 coaching services, as well as corporate workshops.