Today’s world is a very busy place. At times life can feel chaotic and out of control. We can lose our sense of balance and find it very difficult to experience peace. How can we deal with it? How do we recapture our sense of peace and balance when surrounded by apparent chaos? Some of us deal with a busy world by going on automatic. This means we turn off or down our consciousness and sort of go with the flow. We chose not to make choices and in doing so also choose not to take responsibility. The illusion is that doing this makes things easier. The illusion is that turning life off will tune out the chaos we feel. Does it?
What happens when we stop being conscious? What happens when we tune out the world? We stop living! We become afraid! We stop contributing! We stop pursuing a purposeful life! We lose our joy and in doing so become unhappy - disconnected from the very reason we are here. The simple truth is that we are here to LIVE. We are here to move through life consciously taking responsibility for our choices and our thoughts. Yes our thoughts! It is important to understand that we are our thoughts. Our thoughts have great power in our lives and if we wish to transform our lives we must transform our thoughts.
So - how do we recapture our sense of peace and balance when surrounded by apparent chaos? The answer to me is quite simple. We accept that we can only change the chaos around us by addressing the chaos that dwells within us. This is the only chaos that we actually have any control over. We cannot change other people but we can change ourselves. We can change our thoughts. We can change how we perceive our challenges. It is important to understand that it is our thoughts that control our capacity to experience joy and peace. It is not necessarily easy. As a matter of fact, it can be really hard. A spiritual journey is by nature one of challenges. We must learn to step out in a state of joy and excitement as we greet the gift of each new day. To engage ourselves in purposeful, joyful living, we must be aware of our thoughts and our connection to the world that we live in. Below are a few simple rules which will help you find peace and joy.
- Positive thoughts promote JOYFUL LIVING!
- Learn to be authentic! We must be true to ourselves! Love ourselves!!!!!!!!!
- Nurture a sense of Gratitude! Gratitude for what we have now
and who you are.
- Understand that Life is Purposeful and that we can only move forward.
- Live in the present. Accept that today we are creating tomorrow
through our thoughts & actions.
- Understand that we are all Connected. We are in essence one and the same.
- Act on your need for Balance.
- Accept the Power of Choice to create JOY.
- Experience the Freedom of the Gift of Acceptance.
- Celebrate the Power of Ritual.
- Acknowledge the Value of Change.
- Understand that Each Day is a Gift.
Living Consciously is the way to be present in your life and how we can take responsibility for our joy and our challenges. Living is about being conscious and growing.
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About the Author:
Rev. Dr. Barry King has worked with Spirit now for over 35 years and he has earned the designation through the OIIM and the iNtuitive Times Institute of master Spiritual Medium. He has a rich background with experience as a museum professional, educator, naturalist, artist, illustrator, author, editor, intuitive, counsellor and interfaith minister. He has worked with children and adults in both informal and formal settings as an educator and has developed curricula for a variety of audiences for over 35 years.
Having a strong connection to Spirit since birth, he has worked to develop his intuitive gifts over the last 35 years. In that time, He has dedicated himself to sharing the certain knowledge that there is no death and that we are Spirit. Barry has an active practice for readings and consultations. He is well known for his gentle & intuitive approach.
Rev. King has worked for 35 years as an interfaith pastoral / spiritual counsellor helping people develop their spiritual connections and guidance. Through the PEI Interfaith Ministry, he encourages people to embrace the knowledge that intuitive gifts are everyone's birth right.