Only YOU can make it happen
“We are fictional characters in a collective dreamscape. Lets upgrade the illusion.” – Deepakchopra
Every day is a new opportunity to recreate who you are. We see teenagers in the process of this every day – trying to figure out who they are, who they want to be. We see adults going about this with every new fad that comes to draw them in.
Coconut oil cures all!
Pilates will give you the body you have always wanted.
Gluten-free is the way to be!
We are always looking for the next thing to make us the person we think we should be. Always testing out the newest craze.
It’s through the power of persuasive words, writing, dialogue, advertisements etc. that we get these ideas. The material world is whatever world people are telling it to be. Are we all deciding who we are and what our life should be by taking the “red pill” or the “blue pill” that marketers are offering us?
If I were a more scientific person I would do some kind of social experiment on this.
Yet, I am me and my brain is pulled in way too many different directions to spend time on that. Instead, I will add my pill to the mix. A happy pill, if you will. Or at least I hope it is.
That happy pill, is called Mindfulness.
I know my husband would say that’s something I don’t have, but he’s referring to the fact that I start making a PB&J for one of the kids’ lunches, get distracted by said child needing something, and never get back to the sandwich (this actually happened last night).
However, mindfulness is so much more than staying on task or being constantly aware of what is going on around you at all times. It’s an internal, without a doubt, knowledge of yourself – a sort of gut feeling that you follow.
“Some in the business world might argue that these studies don’t apply, but I’m a firm believer that entrepreneurship is truly a form of self-actualization, and when you raise your consciousness and energy in the world, this only adds to your business success.” – Meeta Vengapally referring to mindfulness in her contribution to Forbes publication. Her piece is quite inspirational for any kind of entrepreneur and/or self-made woman (or man or them).
She goes on to say. “Mindfulness teaches each individual about themselves, their deepest desires, and their daily intentions.” I think everyone should take time to look within and touch base with themselves each day.
Ask yourself things like:
What are my goals for the day, or the morning, or even just that minute?
Who am I without anyone else around?
Where do I desire to be?
Answer your own questions by looking in the mirror – there is more of a chance you won’t lie when you’re looking that person in the eye.
Without acknowledging myself and these different characters within, I could never have had the courage to branch out and express myself freely, for all to see, in my writing.
So to come back to Deepak – “we are all fictional characters” – unless we take the time to connect with ourselves, do we even exist? Unless I stop and write down the characteristics, dialogue, and personalities of the people in my head (from yesterday’s blog entry), they would never get a chance to exist. The same goes for us in this “dreamscape” we are living in.
And in order to better our lives, we need to check in with that little voice inside, be present, acknowledge our needs, our fears, and our desires. It is only through this mindfulness that we can “upgrade the illusion.” – kick ourselves into high gear and live the best life.
Disclaimer – I don’t know if you have noticed that I use a lot of Moira Rose GIF’s. I have found that when I write she tends to be the little voice over my shoulder making suggestions and keeping me accountable for staying true to me. Don’t ask me why, but she’s always there.