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Conscious Living has its roots in the ancient traditions of Stoicism and Taoism, and helps us to overcome obstacles and fears and to awaken our own creativity.

Conscious Living

Conscious Living

by Gay Hendricks

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“At its simplest, conscious living is the art of feeling your feelings, speaking authentically, knowing your life purpose, and carrying out effective actions that contribute to your well-being and the well-being of others. The moment we commit ourselves to living consc...

“Once I had committed myself to the path, I discovered an unexpected form of magic. Invisible pathways open up through the universe. We meet people who are on a similar path, and we are given forms of assistance that seem like magic. All these things happened as I opened myself to discovering who...

  • We keep ourselves so tied up in regretting the past and fearing the future that we don't have any energy left to figure out who we are and what we want to create right now.
  • A key aspect of living consciously is to BE PRESENT. We can't do that if we're constantly churning through the ...

  • We are designed to be one-selved organisms: when all of the multitudes we contain within us are embraced in the fullness and oneness of our core selves, we are happy.
  • The first steps of healing and growth are awareness and acceptance-consciousness and integration: becoming aware of a...

  • The Stoics lived in a time when a philosopher was a combination of therapist and inspirational teacher, whose province was the conscious encounter with daily life.
  • Let go of your beliefs and expectations of how things must be. Ground yourself thoroughly in reality, then select carefu...

  1. Feel All Your Feelings Deeply: “Always and in every moment”
  2. Seek Your True Self: “Focus first on who you are, then let your actions flow from this place of deep self-knowledge.”
  3. Let Go of the Uncontrollable: “There are some things you can control and some things you cannot.”

  • To live a full life, we must be open to the Mystery and live a purposeful life within its spacious context.
  • Quit seeing everything as an “either/or” equation and open into the possibility of “both/and” situations.

  • We are either 100 percent or not committed at all.
  • Once you make a 100% commitment to something, there are no exceptions.
  • Successful people adhere to the “no exceptions rule” when it comes to their daily disciplines.

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