In life we have two choices: to live it from a place of conditioning (this is also known as living on autopilot) and this means reacting to the world as per the way we have been brought up or to realise that not all that we have been told is right and it doesn’t support the reality we want to create.
However, creating our own reality comes with it challenges and it takes courage.
One of the most difficult things to do in life is to ‘face yourself’.
To prove it, let me ask you this: What do you tend to do when you have a minute for yourself? You are likely to grab your phone and keep yourself and your mind busy.
Why is that we are always running away from ourselves? Because we fear…the feelings, sensations, vibrations, the thoughts.
Stopping it all to ‘check in’ and paying attention to oneself is something that doesn’t come naturally to most people.
But what does it mean to pay attention to yourself and why does it matter? It means you are aware of your habits and behaviour. It matters because you can control your life and achieve whatever you want from this place of self-awareness.
‘If you always do what you’ve always done,
you will always get what you’ve always got.’
Attributed to many people
When I came across this quote, many years ago, it made me realise how important it was to be aware of myself if I wanted to make serious changes in my life. So, I decided to create a new habit, the habit of being self-aware. This totally changed the way I live my life.
But it was this next quote that opened my eyes wide to the life I was creating for myself and gave me permission to change my path:
‘If you don’t change direction,
you might end up where you are heading’
Being self-aware gives you the power to see what is right and not so right in your life. In this place of self-awareness, you have the opportunity to change the things that need to be changed. Do more of the things that are giving you good results and eliminate what it isn’t serving you in a good way.
From your physical to your emotional health you can alter whatever needs altering by being aware of the habits and behaviours you have acquired throughout your life.
If you take the time to pay attention to yourself, the way you live your life and the results you are getting, you will slowly come to powerful realizations. Then if you act towards making the necessary changes, you will transform your life to whatever you want it to be.
When it comes to posture, this is where you need to start by being self-aware. Notice your habits and befriend them – yes, even the bad ones. You can’t eliminate them overnight so you might as well accept them. Then what you need to do is to start acquiring new good habits that will eventually dismiss the bad ones.
Realise that it is your choice to use the power of self-awareness to elevate you and not to pull you down. When you notice self-criticism, acknowledge it, say thanks to your self-awareness and see if it is something you need to do about it. If it isn’t, then replace that thought with self-love – I use mantras, one of them is: ‘I am wise and in control’.
Realise that you can be in control of your life and attract the things you want by choosing to be aware of how you do things and stop running away from yourself.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this, leave me a comment below. And if this was of value to you then please share it with your friends and it might be of value to them to and together we make a difference in the world.
And if you would like a more scientific approach to this, I suggest watching this video from Deepak Chopra himself – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj3GaxEM_pw