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Is living consciously beneficial?

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

 

“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives”.  – Newell D. Hillis.

Why is it important to live consciously or have a conscious mind? Do you live consciously? “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor” – Henry D Thoreau. Many of us live our lives on auto pilot. We just flow with the wind. We find our selves and lives drifting with the wind. One of the most important aspects of personal development is to develop a habit of living consciously. This helps create a sense of expectation and builds confidence in us. Confidence also helps build motivation. Over the years I have developed a mechanism to doing things consciously and this has a really benefited me from my daily life. I have noticed a surge in my productivity and a major shift in my efficiency levels.

I have noticed that by living consciously, there is very little room for mistakes and surprises as most the work and things are done with full alertness and knowledge of the consequences. Conscious living is one of my key themes for this web site and as such I will be talking about it very frequently in the coming articles. You will agree that most of the things we do are done almost unconsciously but it is very beneficial to take control of your daily living by creating a conscious mind. You should develop an attitude of doing or carrying out your daily activities consciously as this allows you to take control of yourself and your inner being.

Habits can be learned and unlearned. I can safely say that 99% of our habits are learned over time. I know that the only things that we are naturally born with as human beings is the fear of falling and the fear of noise. That is why you will notice that most babies get very uncomfortable when you take them in noisy places. The rest of the habits are learnt over a period of time. When I say all habits can be learned I mean just that, including bad ones. Now if all habits can be learned it is therefore, very possible that you can learn the habit of living consciously. If you put your mind to it and practice the habit of doing things consciously you will notice an improvement in your daily life and execution of your work.

Practice makes perfect
To help with living consciously you must tell yourself in the morning that I shall endeavour to do things consciously to day and keep reminding yourself. Some how the brain keeps checking and alerting you when it is conditioned to carry out tasks in a certain way. Am always reminded by my sub conscious every time am performing a task. Being a conscious person has really helped me in the execution of my daily tasks. I have also developed the habit of writing down my daily tasks as a way of remembering what should be done at a particular time. I take a review of my to do list every night. This I do mentally and believe me my success rate has dramatically improved overtime. Practice living consciously for the next 21 days and it will become a habit for you. If you do something for 21 days continuously it becomes a habit. They say practice makes perfect.

Conscious living is one of the best ways to improve your personal growth and increase your productivity. Like I said before you will reduce your proneness to surprises and errors. You will do tasks with a peace of mind knowing that, what you have delivered is actually what you intended to deliver. It may not be the correct delivery as required but, then it is what you as an individual intended to deliver. When you have developed  the habit of living consciously you will also enhance the spirit of expectation. It is good practice to always double check your work as this will ensure quality production. Now don’t get me wrong there are times when my work has been terribly below par. The only comforting thing with me, is that I have also development a habit of accepting criticism no matter how hard it is.

Accept criticism
I believe that there is a lot of positiveness in accepting criticism. A good leader is one that accepts both praises and criticism. If you are in a leadership position, which we all are, you should learn to tolerate and accept criticism. A leader has a responsibility to the people he is leading. If you are a husband then you are a leader for wife, children and your entire house hold. In fact we are all leaders of our self and all work for me company limited. You are solely responsible for your life and the direction you take. Most of us are still waiting for someone to lead our lives. Now if you are a Christian like me you will say, but God is my shepherd yes he is but he is not responsible for the decision you make. Most of the times he leads as to certain places but we are always making the wrong decisions and end up in wrong places.

If you are directly responsible for leading a group of people the more reason why you should have a big heart for accepting criticism. After all we do not have the monopoly of knowledge. Some of it will be as blunt and as direct and sometimes may seem like an insult but that is what leadership is all about. It is about taking in all the criticism and providing solutions and hope to the team. You may not have the answers right away but people should have the confidence that you will guide them through the storm. Leaders must learn to create a sense of hope and trust in their followers.

Those in leadership must learn to take responsibility for both positive and negative out comes. I believe that criticism helps us grow as individuals. It is very important that we analyse it and make a deliberate effort to improve. As human beings I have noticed that we do not take criticism very well and mostly we just want to take only the positive aspects of the praises.If we have to grow as individuals we must take responsibility for all our actions both negative and positive. Leaders must realise that they have more on their shoulders than their followers. With more, there is more that is expected of you.  The more or the larger the organisation being lead the more demands placed on the leadership. “The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Conclusion
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living” – Gail Heehy. Living consciously is more beneficial to individuals as it gives us control of our lives and helps with productivity. I hope this article has helped you bye for now and remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.

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Living Consciously

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Living consciously

“Would you bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness; more health? Get the health consciousness; more happiness? Get the happiness consciousness”. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become impossible to keep them away from you. Our consciousness has a direct bearing on what our moods and the kind of life we are leading. When you become conscious about a situation it does usually come to pass. Living consciously is one of the powerful ways to achieving your life’s purposes.

The power of consciousness
Consciousness is a powerful tool and this powerful tool lies within each one of us. The power of consciousness cannot be measured. It is immense. It all starts with the mind. When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence and concentration.  Abundance, therefore, depends upon recognition of the laws of Abundance, and the fact that Mind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is. The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness, a new power and a new realization of the resources within itself.

Day by day as you go on and on with your life, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber, but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty. Your mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of your habitual or predominant mental attitude.

If your mind is predominantly saying you are sick the body will succumb and sickness will creep in. if your mind is on the positive side be rest assured that you will attract positive results. Having a positive mind set is a sure way of achieving your desired purpose in life.

The attitude of your mind depends on what you predominantly harbour as thoughts. All possession is based on consciousness. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. All loss is the result of a Scattering consciousness.

The benefits of living consciously

Look here, there are many benefits of living consciously and I would recommend and encourage you to start living consciously of what you want to become in your life. Start today and see what results you will yield in the next few months. I believe that all great achievers have been living consciously of their achievements long before the even achieved much. When you live consciously you attract that which you are conscious of.

To effectively benefit from living consciously you need to have a devised a life’s purpose and plan. Without which you will have no direction. You need to ask yourself what it that you want changed in this world. How can you help change it? These are tough questions and there is no correct or wrong answer but they have to be answered by you and I. surely there is something within you that can help change the world for the better. There is something that you dislike, something that you see is wrong, well stop complaining and do something about it. To this effect we must be weary and alive to what we feed our conscious mind. Remember the bible tells us “that out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks”.

When you live consciously you are generally a happy, fulfilled and confident person. Yes you will across negative things brush them aside. Do you realize that even in a heated conversation there are positive things that come out? I have found and realized that you can actually pickup encouraging words even from an argument. Forget all the negative things that happen to you and concentrate on the positive ones.

There is a story of a man who was carrying to luggage’s one big one in front and one very small one at the back. When asked what was in the luggage he answered that the one in front contains all the good words and things that have happened to him and the one behind is where he puts all the bad things and words that are said to him. He went on to say that in fact the bag behind is actually torn at the bottom so that every time he throws the bad things they straight away are thrown to the ground. Imagine having to carry all the good things that have happened to you.

I know that some of you reading this article have gone throw trying moments, take heart my friend there is always someone with more problems than you. Thank your creator at least you are still alive.

Conclusion
There many benefits to living consciously. The only encouragement I can give you is, try to be conscious of the things you want to become. When you are conscious to them you attract them to you and you are alive to them. Imagine yourself being that leader you want to become and start living like a leader, imagine yourself being that preacher and live like one in other words your consciousness determines your destiny and your daily life. Live consciously and remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.

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You are what you think

We undoubtedly live in a thought world, which is part of a thought universe. Thought is the only power which can produce tangible results from the formless substance. Our thoughts determine the way we live. Our way of doing things is a direct result of the way we think about things. Every thought we think makes it necessary for us to think another thought thus expanding our consciousness. Every fact we learn leads us to the learning of another fact thus we are continually increasing our knowledge.

In this article I will look at how our thinking has a direct influence on the way we do things. The bible says that “as a man thinks so is he in his heart”. Most if not everything we do is as a result of what has been manufactured in our minds. So then if our thoughts have a direct influence on us, then I would be right to say that “no one, therefore, is poor because nature is poor or because there is not enough to go round” You are poor because your mind is feed with poverty.

Thought is power

You will agree with me that every action we make is as a result of what we think. We have in us the power and the ability to do and accomplish anything that which we set our minds upon. Do you realize that every invention was first visualized in the mind of someone before being transmuted into being? Ask your self this question if thought is power, why then are you poor or not successful and yet you have the power and ability in you? The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think. Therefore, the secret of all power, all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking. The preceding statement is true because we must “be” before we can “do” and we can “do” only to the extent that we “are“, and what we “are” depends upon what we “think“.

Think about all the things you have done in the past are these not the products of your thoughts? Whatever, you have done is because you “are” and you “are” because of what you “thought”. Am helping somebody out there? You see we cannot express powers that we do not possess and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within. You have the power within yourself. If only you can change and tune your mind to think in a certain way, nothing will stop you from achieving your desired goals.

If you live in a world of poverty, failure, frustration and all the negative things, this is a direct reflection of your mind, because all these things are governed and controlled by your mind. That is how powerful our thoughts are. See related article for more.

Live consciously

“Would you bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness. More health? Get the health consciousness. More happiness? Get the happiness consciousness. More riches? Get the riches consciousness”. The preceding statement brings out the fact that all possessions are based on consciousness which is a product of the mind. “He who thinks to illuminate the whole range of mental action by the light of his own consciousness is not unlike the one who should go about to illuminate the universe with a rushlight.” – Professor Davidson.

Mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude. In order to realize your dreams you need to live consciously. Conscious living is directly induced by the mind. When you live consciously you will be amazed at how much detail you will have even of the seemingly small things in life. Remember in order to be more you need to have more.

You must seek wisdom from within you and as you become conscious of the wisdom in the world within, you will mentally take possession of this wisdom, and by taking mental possession you come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for your most complete and harmonious development.

Conclusion

Personal Development is not an easy task. It requires dedication and getting rid of some habits. The mind is very key to achieving a higher level of personal development. You must train your mind to think positively and maintain good health always live consciously and “standout tall and be counted“.

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