They say, if the universe is like water and you flow with it, you’ll be led to where you need to be. This saying puts my mind at ease when I start to feel anxious about my future. It is common for humans to continuously put pressure on ourselves, even when things are going pretty well. Once we succeed at one thing, the idea that “time is running out” begins to mask our true reality, therefore, before we can enjoy the fruits of our labor, we have already delved into the next project. This habitual cycle takes us out of what it means to practice awareness (I will be making a post on this soon) and instead puts us in “float” mode. Since we are conditioned to put high expectations on ourselves at a young age, it becomes more difficult to answer this question, am I living for myself, or am I living to fulfill the need of others?
To be in “float mode” is to live turned off to your surroundings and only tuned into what you feel is best for you. I don’t want you to get “float mode” confused with focusing on yourself to improve your overall well being. This could include something as small as staying persistent in making healthier choices in your diet or as extreme as getting help to overcome an addiction. These are factors that do not include “float mode” because they are choices you have consciously made through awareness after having a conversation with yourself identifying how to improve an area of your life. Float mode is the opposite of this. Living in this mode may seem like a choice (initially it was), but after some time, when you find yourself unhappy doing something you once loved, you are floating. When you’re floating, it feels like your goal has been swept up from beneath you and no matter how hard you work to succeed, you continue to plateau.
Be Bold: Conformity
The world is full of conversation, opinion, and last but not least, ideologies that influence our train of thought and shape how we think as individuals. It can be difficult to balance what we think is right with the ever changing trends our society tends to undergo, and as frustrating as this can be, it's in these moments we must be bold. What is right and what is wrong in the eyes of big brother will never fully fit into our lives. We will always have disagreements with the world, in our relationships, and with ourselves.
What we do have though, is the simplicity of nature to guide us back to our roots, out of our conformities and back into consciousness. Be aware of how you're evolving, how you think, how you judge your neighbor, how you treat yourself. Do you feel tension inside of you at the end of the day? Or are you happy with the connections you've been making lately? Do you feel as if you are losing yourself and striving to become a new "you" for the right or wrong reasons? Although facing these questions might be hard, being honest with yourself is the first step towards ditching the conformities of the ego and returning to your true self.
Thanks for being here
I feel my purpose is to show readers and viewers different perspectives of the world through the eyes of others. Everyday I challenge myself to think of new theories and concepts, change-up my routine and viewpoints, and allow myself to be creative both mentally and physically. I feel knowledge is power and when we choose to evolve and understand ourselves, we choose to understand our world and the people in it.