Why Being More Conscious Matters

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Learn about the great potential for transformative change that becoming more conscious brings to people’s lives — powered by deep awareness and authentic, value-aligned actions.

Awakening to Living More Consciously

To people unfamiliar with it, the phrase being conscious immediately evokes questions.

For starters, how can anyone be anything other than “conscious”? What’s the alternative – sleepwalking through life? Fair point, if by “conscious” we mean physiologically awake. But being conscious is about much more than mere cognizance of one’s surroundings and the ability to respond to stimuli.

What Makes Our Lives More… Conscious?

Quoto: Expanded awareness opens doors to fresh insights, greater clarity, and wisdom, all while dramatically reducing our stress levels.

I’m talking here about “consciousness” in a much deeper, more profound sense – one that makes a qualitative (and, ultimately, quantitative) difference in how we live our lives.

The pivot from the way most people live to living consciously is effectively a paradigm shift having to do with expanding and deepening our awareness and moving through life with all of the advantages that awareness offers.

Awareness: The Heart of Living Consciously

Awareness is the foundation of conscious living. Being aware of what’s going on within and around us provides rich information that up-levels our perception, our communication, our decision-making — essentially, everything.

And awareness opens doors to fresh insights, greater clarity, and wisdom, all while dramatically reducing our stress levels.

With greater awareness, we’re able to see a much clearer, less distorted, and more holistic view of what’s going on. Awareness heightens our intuition. We’re able to be more present and empathic, which means that people feel we’re truly there with them, hearing their concerns, addressing what’s actually going on. (Links to Blog 9)

When we lack awareness, we can miss noticing negative feelings we’re having like being agitated in a conversation, or tension our partner is feeling. The failure to sense such things can easily lead to angry outbursts, added pain, or even damage to or loss of a relationship.

From Reactivity to Proactivity: The Power of Conscious Living

As conscious beings, here’s how we might approach the above situation differently.

If we are more conscious, we are less likely to unknowingly let pressure build in us until we have no choice but to launch a damaging outburst of anger.

Quoto: Being authentically present and empathic, people will feel we're truly there with them, hearing their concerns and ideas, and earnestly addressing what's going on.

If we are aware of the agitation we’re feeling, we give ourselves an opportunity to see what’s irritating us and to deal with the source of it directly.

And if we are aware of a partner’s or friend’s or child’s overwhelming tension, we can, with skill and care, surface it in conversation with them to see what supportive steps we can all take to resolve the issue that’s driving the problematic tension.

We’ll dive deeper into the tenets of living consciously in future blogs, but let’s touch on a few to help you get a sense of what this is all about.

The Approach of Conscious Living

Living consciously, we approach our families, friends, those we work with, our decisions, etc. from an empowered, grounded, calm and compassionate way of being. We’re deliberate in our assessments, and incorporate more than just our minds and intelligence.

Thanks to being more present, we’re more in touch with our feelings, our values, what’s transpiring all around us, our genius, which gives us access to different types of invaluable information.

Greater insight becomes available as the wide range of subtle and nuanced information provided by our enhanced awareness enriches our objective view.

When merged with our intelligence and life experience, the result is a far greater capacity for wise decision-making. Wiser living.

The Pillars of Conscious Living: Transparency, Authenticity, and Core Values Alignment

Quoto: While living with authenticity and transparency is important, what’s essential is self-awareness. Without that, we won’t know whether or not we're actually being authentic and transparent.

We’re also committed to operating with more transparency and authenticity.

Here again, mastering awareness is crucial, because we need to have sufficient self-awareness to know what there is to be transparent and authentic about, and to know whether or not we’re actually being transparent and authentic.

To live more consciously, we must also be dedicated to ensuring that our decisions, actions, and communication are in alignment with our core values.

We carry an intent for that everything we do is positively transformative for ourselves, our families and friends, our businesses and the world around us. This guides us as to how to best invest our inner and material resources.

The Transformational Power of Living Consciously

As part of our personal growth, we recognize that issues that come up must be addressed head-on rather than swept under the proverbial rug and ignored.

We’ll face our challenges and work with others to find viable solutions that best take care of all of us, to the degree we’re able. We really do perceive “failure” as education and growth opportunity, an invitation into something better.

Finally, as we live more consciously, the depth and breadth of our awareness evolves. We realize more of what makes us who we are, what motivates us, and what drives us to behave as we do. We tend to anything off course. We are becoming more and more comfortable in our skin, more present and grounded, learning how to best contribute to and enjoy all that life has to offer.

That’s all for now. I invite you to take the journey with me as we explore how being more intentionally conscious can bring greater satisfaction, abundance, and joy to our lives.

Would you like to be more present, feel more alive and connected, with a greater sense of inner peace?

It's my mission to support people in living and leading with greater ease, wisdom, and inner peace. To feel more deeply connected with those around them.

If you'd like to tap into your deeper insight and practical wisdom to live and lead more consciously, feel free to reach out at bodhi@bodhijeffreys.com to set up a time to connect.

To see what others have to say about the work we do together, please check out the testimonials here. I look forward to connecting.

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