We are all on a journey that is called life. Every day we make at least a thousand choices. It is not just the bigger choices influencing us: I belief that in order to make us happy and healthy we have to bring our daily small choices into our awareness too. Just one example of a daily returning group of choices most of us are fortunate to be able to make: ‘What am I going to eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner, am I going to eat breakfast, where am I going to have breakfast, with whom am I going to have breakfast, how am I going to eat my breakfast?’
This is just a small example of the many choices we are making during the day. Most of these choices happen on a subconscious level. The subconscious mind works like a tape recorder and it works according to patterns we create during our life. These patterns are meant to keep us safe, happy and healthy.
Becoming aware of our choices is becoming aware of these patterns. Living a conscious life means that we are going to take a look at these patterns and see if they still work for us. Are they keeping us safe, happy and healthy?
Are you aware of how the choices you make about for example something as simple as your breakfast are influencing your life? Are you aware that the simple concept of breakfast can be a part of your health, happiness and sanity? And I do not just mean whether you are having a healthy breakfast, junk food or not having breakfast at all. It could be about eating your breakfast mindful, with the full attention it deserves.
You see, the food you are eating is meant to nourish your body. That is why we eat, not just because we feel the sensation of being hungry. Feeling hungry is a symptom simply telling us that our body needs fuel. The choice whether you give your food the attention it deserves it yours. When you give it the attention it deserves you acknowledge the fact that you matter.
That your body matters and needs loving nurturing: Coming into the awareness that your body is a sacred part of you, that it is not only giving you the opportunity to move around in the physical world but also that it is your sacred messenger. It tells you when something is out of balance in your life.
Breakfast is just one tiny choice you are making on a daily base. There is so much more to choose from. Becoming aware of why you might be making certain choices and how these can influence your life are key to conscious living.
Spirituality to me means becoming conscious aware of our choices and subconscious patterns that may run our lives, followed by the importance of perception of life itself, its events, our actions and how we may judge and perceive it all.
Our thoughts, feelings and actions are creating our lives constantly. Spirituality is what can empower us to make the right choices for ourselves AND for the well being of those around us.
When the awareness of the results of our thoughts, choices and actions is lacking, we are creating without consciousness and this can be dis-empowering.
Spiritual counselling can be a wonderful step forward into conscious awareness.