Comfortable or Fulfilled?
I was thinking while meditating this morning and after my thoughts had settled, this epiphany hit me. It's 2018. Would we rather obsess over our phones, short term desires, self-imposed limitations, shallow social interactions, and live our lives based on what we think we should be doing? I'm not into motivational posts because motivation comes and goes but I am in the business of alignment and self connection.
Every so often I like to reflect on how I've been spending my time from minute to minute, hour hour, week to week, month-to-month, and even—year to year.
Where are my thoughts fixated on and what are the patterns that are continually occurring?
Am I constantly just reacting to the world based on the past that I've had? Am I stuck in a place of lack & want? Am I chasing things outside of myself to just validate and attempt to give love to myself?
Am I sabotaging opportunities and relationships that threaten the story and the level of love I've given myself thus far? (That’s a big one! Think about that for a sec.)
I'm asking these questions to myself but I also hope that you're asking these questions to your self as well. On the other side of "Fear" is total freedom. We don't need to constantly do things that scare us per se, but I would venture to say that most of the things that we want or, even better, who we really want to become is hiding behind the obstacles we create and identify with in our own minds.
Easier said than done, right? We've all heard that excuse. It's only easier said than done when were not letting ourselves let go of the person we've been this whole time. Look, if we prioritized time out of every day to be okay with all the parts of ourselves (especially the dark parts), our present circumstances, and truly love all of that, we can have life happen through us rather to us. I know it sounds hippy dippy, but its true.
Think about it.
How much time, energy, pain, money, missed opportunities, sabotage opportunities, severed relationships, mental breakdowns, worry some thoughts, self neglect, and obsessive behaviors do we commit while doing what we think we should be doing, being a good boy/girl by societally standards, AND avoiding accepting the bad & unknown feelings/parts of ourselves? It should be obvious that following mainstream advice on how to live your life doesn't actually work. I think it's been developed and passed over the years to attempt to help keep us safe and/or be obedient followers, but no one wants to work a job they don't Love, no one wants to be alone, no one wants to be stuck with the person they're not really in love with, and no one wants to be told what to do.
So why do most of us continue to do it?
You. Me. Them. We are all guilty of it.
It all stems from these moments we get everyday where we get to decide.
Do I want to be miserable and comfortable or be a little brave and fulfilled?
Your transformation or the better life you want. It’s already there. The real you.
It’s not in the distant future. It’s not even tomorrow or a few hours from now.
It’s right now. Presence is EVERYTHING. You are the moment.
This is why I meditate so much guys.
It’s that important.
Close your eyes for an hour and love/allow everything to happen and tell me you don’t feel changed.
It’s not about getting what we want. It’s about changing how we react to our thoughts and emotions & how we feel about ourselves.
And that’s not gonna happen by chasing one high to the next.
It’s starts right now when you close your eyes and allow.
Feel your own love.
5/21/2018 03:05:39 pm
So, I sat down and wrote my goals a few nights ago. I say this because I can't help but feel this blog post was partially influenced by our visit a few weeks ago. Sounds familiar 😊. It's wonderful to think that our past has an influence on who we've been and we can chose to be that person or not. I realized while reading over my goals that I have the same dreams I did when I was younger but have developed new goals overtime. My bravery exists in creating peace. I do this through prayer and service. My life is my own choice but is for others. I'm not perfect but I believe this is the point. Humbly I thank you for your post. You always have such thought provoking insight. Thank you for sharing.
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