Showing posts with label living in the moment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label living in the moment. Show all posts


Conscious Thought, Learning to See: How To Become Aware of Your Thoughts Open Your Eye's, Realize Everything Connects to Everything Else

     Conscious Thought
 Becoming Aware of Your Thoughts
Darrien Eouse

    The ability to think and have a thought is what separates our species from all others on this planet. Most of our thoughts are just automatic reactions to certain stimuli. Circumstances occur, a chain of thought gets triggered; that chain of thought gives rise to more thoughts. The nature of our thoughts depends on our past conditioning, what we have learned to think as a result of our past experiences.
     As society grew we began to encounter more and more that gave rise to thoughts. In order to survive we began to adapt, our brains took certain combinations of stimuli in difference circumstances. The thought that occurred was stored subconsciously for our brains to access and react to. These thoughts that are occuring subconsciously are mostly basic human instincts; if you put your hand on a burning stove, you immediately pull your hand away as a reaction. It was not necessary for your brain to consciously think about the stove being scalding before pulling your hand away. This is just one example but these thoughts that started out at first as natural fight or flight responses or necessary for survival.
     In today's society this subconscious thinking is out of control. It is not limited to human survival any more. It makes sense that since the establishment of laws and medicine, human survival as become less of a concern. Our generation has become increasingly fast paced and ritualistic. We are all on schedules. Whether your in school, in sports, at work, or even on a vacation we all have schedules whether written or not we all have our own order of doing things. Even in the grand scheme of things we are on a schedule, we have an order of doing things that is commonly agreed upon by ourselves and society. We go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, retire, and then have grandchildren.
     Our lives have become predictable in way, at least to ourselves. Just as our body as muscle memory, if you do something over and over and over again you begin to not have to think about it as much consciously and it sort of just happens. This can be a positive thing such as in sports or it can be a negative thing such as a bad habit.
     Since the nature of our thoughts depends on our past conditioning and the majority of people are conditioned to follow the same schedule or routine repeatedly then that means that the majority of our lives can unfortunately all fall victim to our subconscious thoughts.
     This is what our generation is lacking today. Conscious Thought. We have turned in to robots going through our daily lives and not being able to recollect a single thing about that day if questioned. The majority are running on auto pilot. Have you ever been driving on the highway and zoned out to where you drive right by your exit plus a few others? Maybe you were on a long drive and couldn't remember a single thing about the drive? Either way this is the best analogy I can think of to correlate to my point. It may be happening to you right now.
     Think about everything that your missing by living like this. Life is to short to be on autopilot, not to mention that these subconscious responses are from past experiences and may not be able to fully handle the new situation at hand. We need to take back control of our lives and our thoughts. We need to become aware of our surroundings and appreciate the things around us. The work that has gone in to everything. The wonders of the earth. The wonders of man. The art in all of our surroundings. How awful would it be to be on your death bed and when you try to remember your past find that there is hardly anything there.
     Conscious thought creates dreams. In encourages you to grow and try new things. It inspires you to find your passions in life. All we must do is become aware of the existing thought and bring it to consciousness. It takes time and practice, become an observer. Notice things, think about things then think about your thought on that thing. Where did the thought come from? What did that thought lead you to? Was it a positive or negative thought? What kind of emotion did that thought bring?
     Once you question or think about your thoughts you gain an awareness. An awareness in you that is not only thinking, but is aware of the thought. This Awareness is what eventually gives one the possibility of directing and channeling thoughts, of dissolving a thought or thought pattern that one experiences as negative. You can begin to experiment with how your Awareness can shift, change, focus, or dissolve a thought pattern. People try to control their thoughts with their will. You will find it quite a different experience to allow your Awareness to transform your thoughts. The foundation is simply to become aware that there is an Awareness in you that is aware of your thoughts.

     Live Now. Think Now. Become Aware.



Make a Difference and Change the World

It's Our Turn, Now!

Make a Difference and Change the World

     It's our turn. Now. Right now. Get up, get out there, change the world, and make a difference. Our generation is going to determine the future of not only the country we live but also the world everyone lives. Personally, I do not  believe this is something to take lightly by any means. Not only are we going to live in the future we create, so are our children, and our children's children.    
     That is a truth we should all keep close at heart and mind. 

It's a collaborative effort and we all need to do our part. If thats not enough motivation to make a change for the better Now, then consider the fact the we also live in a generation unlike any seen before.
Everything we do now, everything we say, and everything we write will be not only at our children's disposal but all future generations to come as well. They will be able to watch your every move just like a movie. Our lives are going to be an open book for them to learn from and judge life-decisions by.
    Now, is also the best time too for us all to realize and understand that as humans we are not remembered for what we take from this world but rather what we give back to it. Our personal stories, success' and failure's, our legacy if you will can either be the cause of positive or negative inspiration's and aspiration's of our lineage. That fortunately can be greatly affected by the actions and decisions you make now. A lot of people still wonder, "how can I make a difference and change the world?" This I believe is an easy answer, especially in 2012. No matter the subject or niche there will always be people follow you and your message. My recipe is as follows;

"To Make A Difference: Start with yourself. Expand Your Awareness to Increase Consciousness. Believe In Yourself, and Radiate Positive Energy to The World."

    Human kind as a whole responds to Subtle Energy such as passion. Anything can become popular or a fad as our history has proved. The deciding factor then must be in the presenter. Have you ever seen a speaker who was so passionate about what they were talking about that you actually got excited about a topic usually uninteresting to you? What was it about the topic that suddenly had made you so enthralled by it. The topic is the same, still contains all the same information from when you despised it. Then what was different this time? The presentation of it changed due to the Energy exhibited by the Presenter. It's wasn't being presented in the boring, uninteresting way it had been before. The speaker was passionate about the topic which radiated forth spreading to you and excited your enthusiasm for the subject that you didn't know existed before.

    People naturally respond to passion, and passion comes from doing what we love or doing something for what we love. In fact, passion is so persuasive it can even blur such clearly defined moral lines. As terrible as it is look at the Holocaust and Hitler. Hitler was an extremely passionate man and although his intentions were evil and misguided, he still managed to control one of the largest countries in the world and make an inhumane act of violence seem like the right thing to do to many.   I am in no way saying that this is right in any way, shape, or form instead I am merely using this as an example to the power that passion can have.

Consider this example; if you have ever sat close to a fire, you felt the heat on your skin although you couldn't see the heat's energy you knew it was from the fire. When the fire grows it's energy grows with it and you can feel the heat much more intensely. When the fire weakens you must get closer to feel the heat. 

I believe that humans have the same capability. Imagine a fire burning bright inside each individual. When we are doing what we love that fire is burning much stronger and more people are able to feel it as well as feed off of it. Conscious awareness is the fuel to each person's fire and is achieved in a different manner for every person. It is our own responsibility, just as we have found what makes a real fire burn stronger, to find out what makes our fire burn brighter. Then, let it burn baby, burn.

    Ask yourself sincerely what you love to do. Then do it. Learn from mistakes and hiccups, gain experience, form well-thought opinions, and grow personally fueled by natural passion. Finally, put yourself out there. Be self-confident enough to take the "social risk" and put yourself out there. As I have said before people respond to passion, but people cant respond if they are never shown. Keep that in mind.

    One of my all time favorite quotes I believe states it very well, "do something you love and you will never work a day in your life." When you are passionate and love what your doing, it's not work, it's fun.

    Just as a young man works to secure his families future; we must all work to secure our future's future. How can we do that? Live Now. What i mean is don't worry about what the future actually brings. Tell yourself how you want it to be and live like it's that way already. Generally, when we expect something, a victory or failure, negative or positive; we get what we expected, good or bad. If you live now instead of waiting for the future, you are guaranteeing that the future you get is the one you want. The Law of Attraction says so; if you think it will happen, it will happen.

     Living Now is to think about only the present. Like a child opening their eyes for the first time, you see things, everything. You begin to notice that bird's nest in a tree, you hear the rustling of the bush's leaves from the squirrels fighting, you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, you begin to feel what other people are saying and hear them more clearly than before, you begin to appreciate the work that has gone in to literally everything around you man made or naturally. Everything is clear. You become more aware of your surrounding, you can fully concentrate on the obstacles happening now, which are the only ones that can ever affect anything anyways. Why wouldn't you want your full focus on them?

     Living Now also makes you happier and less stressed in general. You can't be worrying if you aren't constantly dwelling on the past and future. This is true because the definition of 'worry' itself states 'to think about future or past events.

    Without experiencing the actual feeling of living in the moment, it's hard to fully grasp the concept and benefits. The best way to get in to the Now is to concentrate on your breathing. This may sound cliche but it is 100% true. When you concentrate your mind solely on your breath going in and out while visualizing the oxygen and nourishment being carried to all the parts of your body, you subsequently can't think of anything else except the now.

    Once you fully grasp this idea and have practiced. The next time something irritates you or a problem arises, no matter where you are even if your in the middle of a speech to a million people, remember to take a deep breath and concentrate on this breath. After that breath your mind will be clear and senses alert. Watch how much better you handle that situation and how much more cool, calm, and collected you seem.

    Living Now makes life run smoothly, naturally, and positively. It allows one to see what they really want, free from distractions. Its also how one can achieve those wants. In fact, what happens now is what determines everything else so don't miss your chance to be happy and naturally create a better place for yourself, your family, and the rest of the world. 

"There are only two moments in which nothing can be done, one is called tomorrow and the other yesterday. So live your life today.