The world we live in is becoming more hectic and volatile, as cities and countries become more and more overcrowded, the personal space of an individual is becoming more fraught with friction. Today’s society has become less patient, people are getting used to getting things instantly, from fast food to the latest gadget. This only increases an individuals hunger to fight for whatever they may want. Patience seems to be a thing of the past, and people will do anything to feed their wants and desires.
You do not have to follow the same path as everyone else, you can tread a different path, you can follow the way of the wise, making love, peace and patience your trusty friends. You do not need to argue and fight with life or the world, this will only leave you entrapped within a society that cares more for materialism than the well-being of it’s individuals. Step out of the circle my friend, there is another way, you must drop the need for instant gratification, this only continues the internal fight, which more often than not results in external arguments, be that with your friends and family or a neighbour or work colleagues.
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How many times have you heard the saying, ‘ don’t let your heart rule your head’? A lot of people today think that it is better to make decisions using your head. Some people don’t understand intuition, or gut feeling, and believe that the mind is superior to the heart. It is true that the mind does have a lot of power over our lives; however, the heart can be just as powerful.
If you are a Christian, you will be familiar with the Bible and it’s message that love is one of the most important things in life. It teaches us to treat others as we wish to be treated, to love one another and to forgive those who have wronged us. All of these things relate to our hearts, not our minds. Our minds may help us to navigate through life, but our hearts are the ones in control. When you make a decision, do you do it because it will help you to think better or to improve your intelligence? Not usually, I would suspect. Most people make decisions because they want to feel happier and our hearts know what really makes us happy.
Some people argue that the heart and the soul are either one and the same, or are connected in some way. Others believe the soul lies somewhere in the brain. As we are spiritual beings living in a physical body, we can argue that the heart and the brain are both physical organs that have nothing to do with our spirituality, as we won’t need our bodies when we go to the Spirit World; however, as the soul is pure energy that lives on after death, then we can argue that the soul is a loving energy that resonates with the heart.
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As human beings we are capable of great depth of feeling. When we trust, we do it implicitly. When we love, we do so wholeheartedly. The paradox is, that this quality we have is at the same time, one of our greatest strengths and also our biggest weakness. For never are we so vulnerable and exposed as we are in that moment. There is no greater betrayal then that of trust. Whether it be in our personal relationships, or in our dealings with people in general. The repercussions can be endless and its affects felt long after the deed has been done. Losing faith in other people can be hard, but even worse is when individuals lose faith in themselves. Often they will blame themselves, for not seeing what was happening, or of being too trusting.
People who were once open and trusting, become the complete opposite. Fearful of forming new relationships. Distant with new people, keeping them at arms length. Afraid of starting new enterprises and less willing to take creative risks. When we lose our faith in people and become distrustful. We erect barriers around ourselves, thinking that this is the only way to stay safe and free from pain. But this can be a very lonely world to live in and I think it is important to remember, that for a long time, we lived, loved and had great friendships and relationships, where trust was not an issue. That we should not let one or two bad experiences, change who we are and our view of life. The fact is, not everyone we meet is going to hurt or lie to us.
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I am sure if asked, many people would claim to live very full and active lives; And will be curious to know what is meant by the phrase ‘awaken your life’. To live a fulfilling life is more then just about going to work and raising a family. While both these things are important and satisfying, they are only a facet, a portion of what it means to live a life in which you are truly ‘awake’.
Finding fulfilment through providing for and meeting the needs of others; How well they do them and how they believe they are perceived by others, often means people define themselves through these roles. These are people who devote their whole lives to making other people happy, and do so selflessly out of love. However, it has to be said that sometimes this can be done to the detriment of their own personal happiness and emotional needs.
It is not being selfish or self obsessed to do things for your own pleasure or to enrich your life. I believe by making time for ourselves, it can only benefit those around us. For if we have found a way to replenish our own energies, through pursuits and interests that uplift and inspire us. We will then have more energy and enthusiasm left over for the other important things in our lives, that can and often do deplete us. This is your life. Many tend to forget this and surrender all that they are to the desires and whims of other people. Awakening your life is about listening to your own inner voice and following the yearnings of your own heart.
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