“Mindfulness” and “high-conscious” are becoming popular buzz-words these days, but does anyone actually understand what this really means outside of doing yoga, meditation or consuming green smoothies? Or know how to actually apply this in their every day lives?
Mindfulness is the practice of becoming the detached observer ‘in-the-present-moment’ of your thoughts/emotions/intuition. It’s a very powerful tool to help you approach situations from a state of choice, rather than reaction.
It also helps you understand and integrate your multidimensional aspect:
• intuition/higher-self (5th-dimensional)
• mind/ego (4th-dimensional)
• emotions (between your 3rd & 4th dimensional aspect)
• to take appropriate action (3rd dimensional) towards your intended outcomes
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“Consciousness” is your level of self-awareness and how you interact with your environment. Mindfulness compliments this process by helping you make congruent choices towards your goals.
Then why are so many people, despite striving to “better” themselves, either through ongoing leadership and professional training, and/or through their own personal development path, feeling more overwhelmed, scattered, burnt out, struggle to focus or get in the “zone”, and quite simply, feeling “fried” than ever before?
1. We are overloaded with “information” 24/7.
2. We have more choices available to us than ever before, therefore, if you are not razor focused on your intentions, you create a hot mess.
Firstly, I’m briefly going to cover the first point by referencing an article by Dr. Lucia Kelleher, a subject matter expert on Busy Brain Syndrome.
This phenomenon promises to be a hot topic in the coming years.
Secondly, as we expand our consciousness, we become more aware of the many new choices available to us. This, coupled with the fact that technology and societal shifts of many outdated paradigms, have left us with an infinite amount of choices compared to even 10 years ago!
If we aren’t razor focused in our intentions, we may very easily create a substantial mess and produce absolutely no results!
When describing “expanding” consciousness, I like to use the analogy of a computer.
If you only know how to use Word and Excel, you can create some very polished quality documents. You create this efficiently because you ONLY have these options.
However, if you also know how to use PowerPoint, InDesign, and maybe even the Adobe suite, you can create even better documents.
HOWEVER, if you are also trained in specialist programs, you have the ability to create “out-of-this-world” content because you have so many options…BUT…you could very easily waste A LOT of time figuring out which “tools” to use, or worse still, create something with a lot of bells and whistles but highly impractical and expensive…if focused intention is not maintained.
And…when you are overloaded with information…no matter how much you practice mindfulness…you will compromise focus.
Balance, discipline and behavioural change is essential to create the focused intentionally required as we expand our consciousness. We also have to become more discerning what information we interact with.