There is the age old question of whether humans are inherently good or evil. To answer this question for ourselves in incredibly important because it determines the way life unfolds for you.
If you believe that evil lies at your core, then life is spent struggling against it or succumbing to it. You end up fighting yourself. Life must be a battle because the odds are stacked against you from the beginning.
If you believe good is your essence, then life is about dismantling the negativity you may have mistakenly adopted. You always have the option for recovery when you veer. Life is aspirational.
How much of your day is intentional? Or are you going through the motions mindlessly, moving from task to task? If you’re not conscientious, then your time doesn’t belong to you.
Without intention, you are subject to random distractions, unconscious beliefs, and unhealthy influences. With it, you take ownership of your time and bring purpose to your actions-even if that action is stillness.
If your days feel unfulfilled, either no intention is being set or no attention is being given to those that are.
It’s a new year and with that comes the collective optimism associated with a clean slate. However, it’s widely known that most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive. Within weeks (if not days), the declarations fade in intensity as most of us will settle back into known routines.
For some, though they laugh it off, guilt sets in as they count it as personal failure. However, there is no failure if one makes the choice to begin again. To engage your inner fire and try again to do what’s best for you is always victorious. Beyond all resolutions, is one that matters most.
Perspective is so personal. It’s often the sum total of our history, general mood and present circumstance. It’s the way we weave a tale around life’s events.
We add a layer or two (or three) to the core truth. The concocted story is usually insulating some aspect of our identity that we feel needs protection or justification. A strategy used by ego to ensure its own existence.
Although perspective is important to understand, it’s just another story. Unchecked, it can create a barrier between you and the truth of what is.
Softening a hardened perspective can move you away from a stance that is self-serving (egoic self) towards one that is more soul-serving.