There’s a big difference between creating consciously, from a thoughtful, present state of mind, and acting unconsciously, which happens a lot in our world.
Unconscious creating is partly responsible for the economic mess we’re in right now. Many companies and people did things that just didn’t make sense for the long haul. Because everyone else was doing it, they went along with the crowd and didn’t stop to think about what might happen. Our human life lesson is to learn how to be fully present in the now…and this situation functions as a very big wake-up call.
Unconscious creating follows the crowd — it doesn’t lead to a life on purpose. But when we create from a conscious, present state of mind, we’re less likely to buy stuff we don’t need or can’t afford…and more likely to carefully give our time, energy, and money to what matters most.
Last year, I taught a class called “Asking the Right Questions of Your Intuition.” Certain questions tend to open up your intuition because they stimulate a conscious state of mind. They’re also helpful in getting unstuck and moving your life in the direction you want to go. Here’s one of my favorites: “What can I do now to make this happen?” That’s a question I’ve been using a lot while working on this new website. It keeps me focused and on task, especially when I get distracted.
At work, this question could become “What can I do now to do a fabulous job?” Repeating a question like this throughout the day helps you stay focused and centered. It keeps your mind off of the fear and worry in our world right now. And it makes you more valuable to your company. With family, it could be “What can I do now to help us work together and stay strong?”
How do you stay present and centered when times are tough? Please share your thoughts and tips with our readers below!
Next time … a new perspective on our new President.