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The Importance Of Conscious Living
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The Importance Of Conscious Living

Are you moving through life like you're in a dream? Do you feel like you're drifting along on a road to nowhere? When you're caught up in the daily hassles and struggles, it's easy to miss the big picture entirely.

Conscious living puts your life in focus. It increases your awareness and helps you clarify your goals and your purpose. It's simply the practice of reflecting on your life. When you look inward at your true feelings with true honesty, you learn exactly what it is you need to do in order to be fulfilled.

Your Purpose in Life

It's hard to live without purpose. Conscious living clarifies your purpose in life and binds you to it. It puts you on the path to your future and even if you change course, you keep moving. In order to clarify this purpose, write down for you the most important things to you. What do you hope to achieve and how do you want to be remembered? Keep this statement of purpose close at hand and focus your activities on realizing it.

True Understanding

A big part of conscious living is constant questioning. You ask questions, answer them, and then probe that answer until you get to the truth. This teaches you the true meaning behind things and your real feelings about them. Truth and clarity are essential for getting the most out of life. As the philosopher Socrates said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living.'

Making the Right Decisions

When you make the right choices in life, you do it based on clarity. You know what you really want and where you really stand. That's the first step for making decisions well. Remember all the silly mistakes you made in the past? These were made because you were suffering from delusions. Conscious living helps you knock down those delusions and tricks of the mind so that you can move forward toward what you really want.

Being in the Moment

Awareness is another important aspect of conscious living. It means being right here, right now. When you increase your awareness of whatever activity you're doing, you perform that activity with pure joy, loving the process as you go. This results in you putting your fullest into all that you do. It's important to understand the inherent value of everything you do, from creating a work of art to washing dishes, from running a marathon to simply breathing.

Nothing Missed

When you live unconsciously, it seems like everything in life is slipping past you while you go through the motions in zombie mode. When you're fully in the moment, you enjoy all of life's twists and turns. You realize that the journey is just as important as reaching your destination. Conscious living is a powerful practice that transforms lives. It's something all of us could use more of.


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yes!

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  about 8 years ago
  

Cheers Heather, I'm really glad you love it.. I'm beginning to really understand me, and I hope my discovery helps you understand you better too :)

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  about 8 years ago

Conscious living is very much being in the now and being at cause for your own life. I love your article Tony. Thanks for sharing so well!

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  about 8 years ago
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