Give Space

Photo by Arūnas Naujokas

We are given the space to live on Earth and we took most of it. Our physical reality feels more immediate because of how much time we devote to it. We therefor tend to accept mainly the things and beings that allow us to control them and then revolt against the weeds in ‘our’ garden, the birds flying above ‘our’ houses, the fly on the ceiling. We took ownership to the extend of thinking of ourselves as gods and goddesses, ironically disconnected from the bigger dialogue, from the universal sense of belonging.

So today, whichever day you are living, give space. Give space to life to manifest itself without the threat of the controlling mind. Give space to yourself to pause the thinking and the paining, the need for control. Look around you. Look inside you. Find a space for forgiving every moment, so that you don’t have to look back with pain and guilt. Find a space for love. You will see that love is not a memory or a five year plan. Love can only be felt in the present moment. Give yourself space to be.

Reflections inspired by ‘The Power of Now’, Eckhart Tolle.

Giving Your All Every Single Day

It may seem like a challenging ask wanting to give the best out you every single moment of every single day. But it’s not as supernatural as it may seem. Building the habit of doing what’s right can be achieved through daily practices and commitment to stick to the plan regardless of slight derails that might come your way. After a few days you’ll surprise yourself realizing that what seemed impossible is the new normal and you’ll have the freedom of wondering: what’s next?

Living in The Now

Photo by Mitchell Griest

One morning you will wake up knowing that someday is here. How likely is for this to happen, knowing that it takes a new way of thinking to realize that tomorrow is today and that our projections over the future are just the present moment placed on pause? Look around and desperately seek for people who are happy in the now. Chances are you will find them, but they won’t be where you expect them to be because being happy is a choice we can make at any stage of our lives.

What You Focus On Is What You Attract

Photo by Mae Mu 

This is quite an old principle that we don’t always acknowledge that it applies to every area of life. If we focus on being late and the consequences it attracts, or missing out on a deadline – it will most likely happen because our brain perceives that as the priority. A great exercise is shifting your perception from what you fear to what you want. Not only will it give you peace of mind in the present moment, but it will turn the future you want into a greater probability.

Living Intentionally

Accidents happen all the time, but what if we choose to live our life in accident mode? We wake up dreading the day ahead of us and looking forward for the escape of sleep, just to realize that the lack of awareness while sleeping makes those intensely sought for moments insignificant. And we carry on looking for some real experiences when our most cherished present is the present moment.

The routines we build and do mindfully or mindlessly create the map for our life. It doesn’t take a fortune teller to anticipate what our life will be 10 years from now. Our life unfolds the way we see it in our mind and what we see in our mind is reflected through how we live our life. It can take extraordinary effort to love ourselves and start developing positive self-talk and beliefs of achievement that will help us overcome our condition.

Leaving our life to chance is a losing bet. It allows producers, employers, family and friends to feed off our backs, of our energy. Let’s use our creative energy to become our highest version of ourselves and go full speed in changing what we see and what we do to improve the world around us.

Building a Sense of Self

Photo by Drew Coffman

Our identity morphs throughout our existence. At first, we change with every interaction and later we start to find a sense of self and align ourselves instinctively with people who share our values. By the time that sense of self kicks in, we might have consumed quite a few unfiltered beliefs. The challenge is building the sense of self while building a better you.

If you are like me and you had an interest at any point in life and you were swayed away from it without even realizing it, you’ll understand the power that other people’s believes hold on us. The paradox is that growing takes selective learning based on self-founded values. But to build these values, we need to explore and learn. Both processes happen in parallel. By being aware of this happening as much as we can, we can make a conscious decision on what the renewed foundation, the renewed self will be and how to build on it.