Do you truly live a conscious life or is it an illusion that you do? It is easy to convince our self that we do and it is easy to attempt to convince others that we do, but do we truly live a conscious life?
Being conscious means that we feel and sense all that is around us. Being conscious means that we are aware of what is going on and how we are impacting the world whether it is in a negative or positive way. It means that we go through life knowing the much greater picture of who we are and why we are on this earth.
Being conscious means that we see each other through the eyes of love, not of judgment and jealousy. Being conscious means that we know there is a higher good for all, even for those that sometimes challenge us in our day.
Feel the pains and the joys...
Being conscious means that we feel the pains in life, but we also know that by surrendering into the difficulties, we experience the joys. We know that life is a balance, not just the happy and good, but the moments of sadness and pain.
In order to be conscious, we become aware of all that is around us, all that we know or do not know as of this point, and what the potential there is in life. Our consciousness is not one with limits and boundaries, but with hope and possibility while understanding the limitations of being human.
Does not hold on to fears...
In order to be conscious, we have a higher vibration that does not hold on to all the fears found on this earth. Whether it be the latest news and political report or the collective unconsciousness of the latest headline, the conscious vibration does not get taken under by these things.
Consciousness goes hand in hand with a balanced nervous system that has found elasticity to be its friend. It knows that through all the heartache, there is a knowing of things much greater than the average person often sees. It knows there is a place of peace and joy and no matter what hits us, it can be reminded that these things exist - that there is a way back to peace and joy.
Consciousness is not something you proclaim. It is a life that strives for more and tries to understand more. It is a life that wants to have a greater positive impact in the world, but realizes there is much pain and strife. Consciousness is something that helps you rise above all that exists in this life, rather than becoming one with the masses.
Embraces all things...
Consciousness does not hold on to the followings and teachings of others, but it strives to prove to itself that which is truth in life. For it knows that even what people believe to be true, is not necessarily truth. It may be nothing more than a collective consciousness of group thought. For consciousness, there is a willingness to allow one's self to go in and touch their own sorrow so that they may truly come to know in a physical way what is real and what is not.
Consciousness embraces all things and seeks to understand all things. Consciousness works to be better and more enlightened today than it was yesterday. Consciousness works at being okay with the ugly parts without judgment so that it can soar to greater heights in the days ahead.
No matter where we are on the spectrum of consciousness, there is always room for more. It is in how we allow ourselves to travel forward that we either hinder or help our own lives become more than they are today. Hiding our head in the sand and proclaiming we are conscious has no bearing on how truly conscious we are.
Consciousness means balance in all things - the good, the bad, and the inbetween where it rises above all things as an observer, not just as a participant.
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