The word “conscious” has nearly become a buzzword these days, meaning it has started being used in ways which drift from what it actually means. What does it actually mean to be conscious and live in a more conscious way? Here are just a few examples of what this means.
Be Deliberate in Your Thoughts, Words, and Actions
You can literally reprogram your DNA by what you say. Sound patterns, such as those seen in cymatics, are the blueprint of organized form. Whenever you say a word, you are creating the structure upon which something can manifest into more apparent form. This is why you should be deliberate with your thoughts and words.
Your actions are the end result of the reality creation process that started with a single thought. If you have a negative thought, it can then come out as a negative word, leading to a negative action, done either by you or someone else. We may all still get negative thoughts from time to time. However, if we become conscious that a thought will harm us or others, we can stop it in its tracks and replace it with a more constructive thought.
Avoid Doing Things Which Harm Yourself and Others
The Golden Rule is a lesson in oneness that has persisted throughout the ages. The reason for this is because of the fundamental nature of reality being one of an interconnected wholeness. Whatever we do to someone or something else, we are also doing to ourselves in some way. There are no closed systems in the universe. Everyone and everything affects everyone and everything else.
To be conscious is to be aware of how you affect all other sentient life. We cannot always avoid harming ourselves or others, but most of the time we can. It is up to us to stay mindful of avoiding the creation of suffering, no matter how opposed we are to someone or something. Instead of attacking what we don’t want, we should create what we do want.
Pay Attention and Experience Life in This Moment
The past few decades have brought with them unprecedented barriers to living in the present moment. Black mirrors steal the attention and energy of millions, or even billions, of people every day. These devices have made it seem impossible to live without them at this point. Rather than taking the radical step of getting rid of all of your smart devices and social media accounts, have more self-control.
Engage the willpower to step away from magic cyber mirrors and be in the present moment of organic Reality. Practicing mindfulness in everything you do is a helpful way to get into this mode of living.
Here are some ways you can become mindful in daily life and pay attention to your life in the moment:
- Sitting mindfulness meditation
- Conscious breathing
- Mindful eating
- Tea meditation
If you are not in conscious control of yourself, then someone or something else will be controlling you instead. Place your attention inward and observe yourself. To be conscious is to have an expanded state of awareness. You can identify how you are affecting yourself and others by what you think, say, and do. You do not let life pass you by, but instead live it as it happens in the moment.
When you live in a more conscious way, you will be able to avoid plenty of unnecessary suffering. Our attention is being grasped at from every direction these days. When you are living deliberately, you are no longer under unconscious control of external forces. This is when you become truly free.