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In my previous post on mindful habits, I highlighted the changes I made to my daily practice in order to gain clarity, effectiveness, and mindfulness in my day.
What I neglected to mention is that not all change has come from habits alone.
Diet has been an extremely important component to my state of mind, state of health, and wellness of being. In fact, I maintain that it’s the most important part. All life force comes of energy, and (the majority of) ours is obtained through the fluids and foods we consume.
The alarm sounds on your smart phone. It’s an unwelcome start to the day, so you make it better by ‘rewarding’ with a Facebook update, email check, and a quick re-tweet or two.
It typically ends like this:
A friend posted photos of their holiday – you wish you were there.
You read about world destruction and animal cruelty – you’re angry and upset.
A good friend has messaged you to relieve themselves of their previous days’ worries – you’re already emotionally drained.
Your day is now interrupted, and even more energy is required to correct its course.
Has there been a time in your life where what you did made you feel uncomfortable? Was there a deep sense of wrong doing as a result?
Have you just felt like you were lost?
Chances are that you were acting against your values.
I decided to write this post as I recently felt this sense of ‘wrong doing’, and wanted to share with you the importance I see of being true to your values, and to yourself.
Are you the type of person that tends to go with the flow? How about your friends. Are they the result of a period of lonely desperation?
Take a break, step back, and ask yourself the following question.
Is your life in “fate’s” hands, or are you the captain of your ship?
How much of what has happened in your life is the result of your desire to have it happen? Are the people in your life providing a positive contribution to your growth? Do your actions align with who you are, and more importantly, who you want to be?
No, this isn’t a ramble on a higher power.
This is a post emphasising that the power is within you.
Let me explain.
Lately I’ve been concious to some interesting things happening around me.
Actually, it’s hard not to be. I am finally undergoing big life changes, working towards a more positive direction.
- I got a second job at a cafe, a dream of mine for many years now, and have met some really cool people (high 5 Emily 🙂 )
- A relationship with a loved one ended (her choice), opening my eyes to the truth of the situation